Drimsynie Holiday Village is tucked away on the shores of stunning Loch Goil which is just one hour from Glasgow.
Our brief was to create something special. Providing a gateway into the existing indoor facilities of bars, a swimming pool and leisure/entertainment areas.
It had to complement the historic building adjacent and provide new facilities for customers to enjoy.
We proposed a new building with architecture that was sympathetic with local materials. It needed a sense of place whilst forming a link to the existing facilities.
The client had already invested in hydroelectricity and biomass for heating. We added wind catchers to avoid the need for mechanical ventilation and
extraction in the upper areas.
The windows were high specification, Scandinavian design with improved sound reduction and super thermally efficient properties.
This allowed us to specify significant amounts of glazing. Making the most of the stunning views and improve the natural light to the internal areas.
The stone was from a local source, this was important as its colour perfectly matches the pallet of the landscape.
The open fire in the lounge area of the restaurant was child friendly.
We specified an electric fire with a water mist which gives a realistic flame and smoke effect. Difficult to distinguish from the real thing, it creates an illusion and is totally heat free.
We felt it was important to design to the customer profile. Many walkers and nature lovers would be using this holiday village.
The materials selected were chosen to match the natural elements.