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Edinburgh’s Hermitage golf course to receive new club house

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October 9 2015

Edinburgh’s Hermitage golf course to receive new club house
INCH Architecture have submitted plans for a new club house and mountain bike trails at The Hermitage Scotland, an existing public golf course in Edinburgh.

The £3.4m project will see removal of an existing temporary clubhouse and its replacement with a low slung timber structure and split level roof to permit passive ventilation and natural light.

This will house a café, seminar room, gallery and offices with changing rooms, workshops and stores located in a basement sub-level.

In their design statement the architects said: “The building is conceived as a continuation of the existing landscape. A plateau is formed which establishes the principle floor level. From this glulam column ‘trees’ support a stepped ‘green’ roof. The internal soffit of the roof is detailed with timber slats for aesthetic and acoustic qualities - similar to that of a canopy of a tree.”

Chosen materials include light precast concrete eaves details, double glazed timber framed glass curtain walling & windows, treated larch timber cladding and ex¬posed glulam beams with steel connection plates.
The club house will be made available for public use
The club house will be made available for public use
The proposed club house will be partially dug into the hillside
The proposed club house will be partially dug into the hillside

6 Comments

real is good
#1 Posted by real is good on 9 Oct 2015 at 11:34 AM
A pity Inch's 'collaborative' approach doesn't include the use of a Structural Engineer.

You never know, it might just inform the design a bit.
D to the R
#2 Posted by D to the R on 9 Oct 2015 at 13:42 PM
@1 Haha - Guffaw .... Structural Engineer?! Why would we ever need one of those ... Oh ... to hold it up ... sorry
Cadmonkey
#3 Posted by Cadmonkey on 12 Oct 2015 at 00:36 AM
Do INCH Architecture employ qualified architects?
Their web site is a bit vague on detail.
Bill S
#4 Posted by Bill S on 12 Oct 2015 at 08:52 AM
#3 Does it matter? If only the title is protected, as it is, then surely it is UR who need to update their above article as it seems that INCH Architecture + Design do not refer to themselves nor advertise themselves as Architects.
dirge
#5 Posted by dirge on 12 Oct 2015 at 09:23 AM
Yes they do have ARB architects, it took a 3 second google search to find out. How many of our commentators are ARB registered? Hardly any.
Stephen
#6 Posted by Stephen on 12 Oct 2015 at 13:53 PM
INCH's website clearly states they have architects. Interestingly it's also described as a Social Enterprise (like the Big Issue) so it has to reinvest profits, unlike an ordinary practice or collective.
I think this project looks like it might be rather nice. Usual bizarre UR negativity displayed in comments 1 and 2. Anyone prepared to setup their practice as a Social Enterprise definitely gets the benefit of the doubt in my book.

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