Green roofed garden centre to serve act as A90 landmark
October 21 2016tabled plans for a green roofed garden centre by the side of the main road linking Aberdeen with Stonehaven, replacing the former Hillside filling station.
Modelled on Norr’s eco-roof at its St Andrews Old Course storage facility the centre would offer 1,910sq/m of space arranged over two levels with a large area of glazing oriented to maximise solar gain on a ‘challenging’ site next to the busy A90.
In their design statement the architects observed: “It is a challenging location adjacent to the A90, however, there is an opportunity to create a sustainable, modern building.
The proposal optimises the site constraints and context, the roof design allows shelter from an easterly direction, minimises exposure to the north and maximises solar gain on the southern elevation, the design respects its location and the view from neighbouring properties, it has been designed to be resource efficient and clearly creates an identity and sense of place and demonstrates a clear aesthetic and visual appeal.
“Care has been taken to ensure the mass and scale of the building is not overly dominant.”
The garden centre has been proposed on behalf of McDonald Properties.
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