Case Study 21 – Fair Isle Bird Observatory

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Project Name: Fair Isle Bird Observatory

Building Type: Public

Location: Fair Isle, Shetland

Architect: Colin Armstrong Associates

Project: The new observatory replaces the earlier, now unsuitable, timber structure built in 1968, and is located within the footprint of the original structure to avoid disturbing any of the environmentally important surrounding area. The building was prefabricated offsite using a modular timber system so that it could be constructed quickly and easily during the potentially short building seasons on the remote island, where restrictions are posed by weather and ferry timetables.

Materials Featured: Timber I Joists, Structural Insulated Panel System.

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