Belvedere Village

Ascot, England

This polo village comprises a number of cottages, farm buildings, polo stables and extensive landscaping in the Galen Weston Belvedere Estate. Its buildings unfold around three main spaces: the farm court, the residential court and the stable yard. These courts provide spatial unity and containment while the buildings around them are in constant dialogue with each other so that, together with the landscape, they create a sense of place establishing open vistas, perspective views or dramatic closures.