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