Trump unveils Menie clubhouse design
September 20 2011
A single storey mock gothic structure, some 1,600sq/m in size, it is a far cry from the tower of glass favoured by project masterplanner Gareth Hoskins, bearing instead the preferences of the schemes driving force – Donald Trump.
Clad in granite, slate and glass the structure is intended to complement the historic MacLeod House (which Trump has described as his “home”).
Douglas Forrest, director of Acanthus Architects df, said: “We’re extremely proud of the final design we have developed, working closely with Mr Trump and the wider team.”
Sarah Malone, Executive Vice President, Trump International – Scotland said: “The grand double height public spaces, with high and low level glazing, provide optimum light and sensational views across the Great Dunes of Scotland and North Sea. With luxurious Scottish interiors and a full range of services and facilities for golfers and visitors, this clubhouse will be second to none.”
Other architects were less impressed by the fruits of Acanthus Architects labours however, with one telling Urban Realm that the pile looked like a "mock Victorian asylum."
A planning application will be submitted to Aberdeenshire Council in the coming weeks.
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