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Scott Sutherland students dream up plans for Firth of Forth island

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June 21 2010

Scott Sutherland students dream up plans for Firth of Forth island
Students from Robert Gordon University’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Aberdeen, are to exhibit their vision for a settlement on stilts straddling the Firth of Forth at their End of Year show tomorrow.

The final year project, put together under the auspices of visiting professor Alan Dunlop, envisages creation of a new island – Cramond Island – in order to bring its residents closer to nature.

Embodying the “two pint rule”, whereby thirsty residents need never find themselves beyond walking distance of a pub or a newsagent, the hypothetical community would employ an extensive network of cycle paths and walkways to discourage car use.

A key consideration of the design was marriage of waterfront amenity and industry and in this regard an oyster farm is postulated alongside an algae farm, providing fuel for the islands biomass power.

Scale models and drawings of the students’ conceptual designs will be on public display  from 23 June - 2 July (9am – 5pm everyday). Entry is free.
A putative tram link would extend into Edinburgh
A putative tram link would extend into Edinburgh
The Crannog like estate would boast sea views
The Crannog like estate would boast sea views

2 Comments

F Wallace
#1 Posted by F Wallace on 21 Jun 2010 at 18:14 PM
Incredible plan form and models. "Putative" tram link a mystery though.
Anna Gibb
#2 Posted by Anna Gibb on 21 Jun 2010 at 21:45 PM
A great body of work, if you want to see more, check this out...

www.newcramondisland.co.uk

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