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BTE ARCHITECTURE – The Pyramid Viewpoint, Inveruglas – 2015

BTE ARCHITECTURE – The Pyramid Viewpoint, Inveruglas – 2015

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The site is located on a peninsula overlooking the U.K.’s largest stretch of inland water, Loch Lomond. An existing cafe marks the entrance situation for visitors arriving either by car from the A82 or by boat. From the car park with adjoining jetty, a system of pathways lead onto the peninsula and continue along its exposed edges formed by big rocks, or through the site sheltered by trees and bushes. The rocks locate the site high above the water’s edge and a series of steps and easily accessible ramps lead the visitor through the sloped inside of the site. The pathways interlink, creating a parcour with rendezvous points adding emphasis to these junctions.  The topography of the site allows the surrounding landscape to be experienced as a panorama, with the site itself visible from afar, as a rock amongst water.

CREDITS

Architects: Daniel Bär, Stéphane Toussaint, Sean Edwards

Location: Arrochar, Dunbartonshire, G83 7DP, Scotland

Surface: 60m2

Year/Status: built/2015

Structure: Load bearing structure – situ concrete, metal frames. Outside walls – massive timber panels.

Material: Concrete, massive wood, profile glass,

Structural engineer: David Narro Associates, Glasgow

Client/Contractor:  Scottish Government : Loch Lomond and The National Park/Land Engineering

Photography: BTE

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