This is a building designed to meet a new and growing need, that of farm diversification. The client's family have been farming land on the Carse of Stirling for 70 years, and due to the increasing economic pressures on agriculture, particularly dairy farming, they have been looking to diversify their activities to widen their income base. After many iterations a cafe/visitor centre has been designed which acts as a reception building for the array of children's play facilities that have been provided. This building has been designed to have as low a carbon footprint as possible, with an air source heat pump, scottish larch timber cladding, reclaimed paving and water saving sanitary ware. The completed building has been operating successfully for 6 months and has just been "Highly Commended" in the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland regional "Best Buildings" category, and the building's presentation package will shortly tour Central Scotland as part of a public exhibition.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Architecture, built work, public building