Case Study 9 – Glentress Peel

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Project Name: Glentress Peel Visitor Facilities

Building Type: Public

Location: Glentress Forest, near Peebles

Architect: Gaia Architects

Project: This visitors facility in a forest popular with walkers and mountain bikers is built predominately from timber. South facing glazing, solar shading, high levels of air tightness, cellulose (recycled newspaper) insulation, and

the inclusion of thermal mass elements allow the building to come close to requiring zero active heating and cooling systems.

Materials Featured: Douglas Fir, Scottish Larch, Scottish oak, Scottish Birch, timber truss, timber I beam

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