Level 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, 12 May – 22 June
This exhibition will showcase the entries, shortlisted projects and winners to the Ninewells Garden Room Design Competition. The competition invited architectural and multi-disciplinary practices working in Scotland to prepare proposals for a fully realisable structure, constructed entirely from sustainable Scottish timber, to comprise a garden room within the grounds of Ninewells Hospital Dundee.
The competition was run in two stages. This first phase invited applicants to develop concept designs only. From these three projects were shortlisted to move on to the second stage.
For Stage 2 the three shortlisted entries were asked to develop detailed technical, deliverable designs, fully costed and technically robust.
The winning ‘Leaf Room’ structure will be built on the Ninewells Community Garden site with direct input from the designers and using home-grown sustainable Scottish Larch, Spruce and Douglas Fir supplied by BSW Timber.
The building design competition is a partnership project involving forestry Commission Scotland, Ninewells Community Garden, Health Facilities Scotland, Architecture & Design Scotland and BSW Timber Group. The competition itself was promoted through the Dundee Institute of Architects.
Kevin Lafferty, health advisor with Forestry Commission Scotland said:
“A range of partners are working closely with Ninewells to make the most of the woodlands and greenspace surrounding the hospital. Part of this project is the development of a community garden space which creates a safe, accessible and inclusive environment for patients, visitors and local people. The new Leaf Room building will be a fantastic centre piece and showcases Scottish timber at its best.”