Learning from Loch Lomond
Giving new life to waste and culture in West Scotland
Loch Lomond is an anchor for Scottish identity. The famous banks harbour a remarkably consistent cultural mode buttressed by architectural archetypes that permeate the Loch periphery. This project respects that cultural mode and the landscape that conjured it by creating familiar yet progressive forms out of local and recycled materials. The entire material base can be sourced within 15km of the site by utilising by-products, deposits, and renewable industries. By reusing old materials and forms, the project hopes to safeguard a unique regional character for the primary stakeholders; the community, and young music students, who, during their stay in the project’s musical retreat building, can become the next stimulus for new life at Loch Lomond. The other building, the performance hall, is the meeting point between the students and the community, where old and new collide, extend, and regenerate the Place.