The results of the Scottish Scenic Routes competition have been announced. Unfortunately Tog Studio did not win but the team were really pleased with our submission and are happy to show it off here. The proposal, for the Inveruglas site, was developed in collaboration with Tog Fellows Ruairidh Moir, David Wyllie and Scott Simpson.
The proposal was inspired by the Loch Sloy power station, one of Scotland’s largest hydro electric power stations located adjacent to the site. Constructed immediately after the Second World War this major feat of engineering drew upon the skills and resources of a recovering nation and cost the lives of 21 people. At its peak the 2,200 strong workforce from across Scotland included prisoners of war and refuges from Europe and provided well-paid employment in the Highlands for the first time. The proposal performs as an engineered threshold to view the power station. A thin concrete and steel deck channels visitors through a louvered timber screen revealing a towering hollow core before reaching a unique, elevated perspective on the open landscape.
Special congratulations go to Ruairidh, whose own entry won the Lubnaig Beag site. Ruairidh presented his scheme to the recent Tog Fellows reunion and we all look forward to seeing the successfully realised project.