The winners of Scotland’s Scenic Routes Competition, a project to involve young architects in the development of a series of interventions along Scotland’s most scenic paths, have been announced. The £500K initiative has been backed by the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, Visit Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority, Cairngorm National Park Authority, Scottish Canals and Edinburgh Napier University. Inspired by the National Tourist Routes programme in Norway the competition was open to all recently qualified architects, landscape architects and Part II Architecture students.
The winners for three sites are as follows:
Ruairidh Campbel Moir, whose earth and timber sheltered space at Lubnaig Beaglooks over Loch Lubnaig to Ben Ledi.
John Kennedy, who has designed a woven steel shelter to amplify the sound of the Falls of Falloch.
Sean Edwards, Daniel Bar and Stephane Toussaint, whose stepped timber viewing platform at Inveruglas will offer panoramic views over Loch Lomond.
Read the full press release and see images of the winning projects on the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park website.
Construction of the winning projects will commence in January 2014 being completed in March. An exhibition of all the entries will be launched at the Lighthouse, Glasgow in February 2014.