Demountable riverside shelter sprouts in Loire Valley
September 9 2015winning a design competition for the scheme last year.
Positioned to maximise views the shelter features a high level opening to draw in light whilst maintaining privacy on a busy riverside footpath.
Clad in cement fibre board panels the demountable structure can be stored out of season and quickly erected in the summer months when the area comes alive during an annual wine festival.
Commenting on the scheme project designer Colin Baillie said: “The project was constructed by students at the technical college in Tours, forming part of their curriculum and allowing the benefit of the enterprise to be shared locally. Although securing funding for the construction was clearly challenging, there was a real drive to make it happen. Despite some compromises having to be made, it's great to see the shelter now being enjoyed by the many visitors and local people using the Loire riverside path.”
Baillie’s winning design saw off competition from 273 entries from around the world.
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