Dawyck Gateway Visitor Centre, Scottish Borders

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.

Simpson & Brown
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
Short-listed for Scottish Design Awards 2009, EAA Conservation / Regeneration shortlist 2009