Loch Lomond timber pyramid viewpoint unveiled
May 14 2015
An Ceann Mor, Gaelic for large headland, is intended to serve as a viewpoint for tourists to soak up the scenery whilst promoting young design talent. Consisting of 31 individual steps it harbours a central tunnel to frame views for those with limited mobility.
Over 100 entries were made for the high profile competition which was won by Daniel Bar, Stephane Toussaint and Sean Edwards who have since gone on to form BTE Architecture.
The timber clad structure will fade to silver grey due to the actions of weathering, helping it blend into the surrounding landscape.
Linda McKay, convener of the board of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, said: “It has been a pleasure to promote the work of talented young architects in Scotland and to offer them this unique opportunity to place their cutting-edge designs in the magnificent setting of our National Park.
“Already our visitors have been enjoying exciting new ways to appreciate and engage with our stunning landscapes and I’m confident that the four very individual pieces of the Scenic Routes project will prove to be a great draw."
A second phase of the Scenic Routes programme is now underway; including projects at a number of canalside locations and the Cairngorms.
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