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On The Rocks

Master planning competition for Urban Splash; Special Mention

The scheme “ON THE ROCKS” for a new built development on Birnbeck Island in North Somerset was based on the unique character of the rocky landscape, and offered a new use for the island, celebrating its dramatic, semi-isolated location and new possibilities for the public to enjoy its spectacular and contemplative scenery.
The proposal also suggested a new community on the headland, consisting of a series of slate, copper and cedar shingle clad 2-4 storey buildings on “legs”, placed naturally in the terraced rock landscape, following the existing contours.

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