We are over the moon to announce that our project, The Bothy and Tùr at Cuningar Loop has been selected as a finalist at this year’s BD Architect of the Year Awards in the One off Small Project of the Year category.

The Bothy & Tùr project presents a unique and inclusive way of engaging people and communities, acting as a stimulus to successful regeneration and community-building. Through provision of multifunctional community and business spaces alongside public toilet facilities, the Bothy & Tùr encourages a wider use of park facilities, meeting the varying needs of the site and its users while ensuring the structures are sensitive to the woodland environment.

The project represents the continued investment in the area following the redevelopment of the Forestry Park in 2015. The sites for both structures were identified as areas of previously un-remediated land with low ecological value that could be utilised and improved. In developing these previously inaccessible areas, the park can now be enjoyed by the public in a new way.

The Bothy’s relationship to the park, river, and city beyond was pivotal. The large windows frame views of the surroundings, and the ‘barn’ doors bring the spaces into the landscape, creating a dynamic environment that the community can use in all seasons. The enhancement of landscape and use of robust charred timber and a sedum roof aid the bedding of the structures into their context, developing an architecture that relates to place and purpose in equal measure.

For more information on this project: https://jmarchitects.net/the-bothy-and-tur-at-cuningar-loop/

Photography Credit: Keith Hunter Photography

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