Dawyck Gateway Visitor Centre

The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh required a new entrance pavilion which would provide improved visitor and staff facilities at their outreach garden near Peebles. The low building sits quietly among mature specimen trees and the predominance of the glazed areas encourages the open aspect. It was designed to a sustainable agenda with a sedum roof, timber frame, and a heat sink wall to modify the internal atmosphere, and wood chip heating.

Architect
Simpson & Brown
Client
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
Value
£1,000,000
Awards
Short-listed for Scottish Design Awards 2009, EAA Conservation / Regeneration shortlist 2009