Foster + Partners has designed the Dome-Home for Goodwoof’s Barkitecture competition presented by Mastercard UK, an architectural exhibition showcasing cutting-edge kennel design at Goodwood in West Sussex.  

Architects from around the world are competing for the ‘Single Kennel Design Award’ for a single or double occupancy dog kennel. Barkitecture will bring together the final shortlisted kennels which will be auctioned by Bonhams in a live sale on Sunday 29 May. All proceeds will be donated to Goodwoof’s chosen charity, Dog’s Trust.

Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this year’s Goodwoof. The Dome-Home features a geodesic shell structure – it is like architecture in miniature.”

A celebration of craftmanship and fine timberwork, the kennel was hand-built by leading English furniture maker, Benchmark. The bowl-shaped interior has a flexible removable padded fabric liner that closely follows the geometry of the shell, creating a snug and practical interior. Constructed from engineered cherry wood, the kennel reimagines canine luxury.


About Goodwoof (Updated 30 May 2022)

On 28 and 29 May 2022, the grounds of Goodwood House were be taken over by dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds, with the launch of Goodwoof presented by MARS Petcare; an exciting new event celebrating everything we love about our four-legged friends.

Devised by real dog lovers, and delivered with the charm, wit and style for which Goodwood’s other world-leading events are renowned, Goodwoof featured a fantastic line-up of activities to entertain dogs and their human companions. The various disciplines took place in the grounds of The Kennels, Goodwood. Guests were invited to watch world class displays and enjoy dog walks around the estate. The site Wellbeing areas will provide a host of treatments, nutrition and holistic and conventional therapies including talks and demonstrations from the best in the industry.

The Barkitecture competition presented by Mastercard invited architects and designers including Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, John Pardey Architects and Linley, to name a few, to design a one-off dog kennel. The competition and subsequent auction run by Bonhams raised a grand total of £30,150 for Goodwoof’s charity partner; Dogs Trust.

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