Competition to design Wester Ross Visitor Information Shelters
The Highland Council has launched an architectural competition for the development of three visitor information shelters at key entry points to Wester Ross; Achnasheen, Lochcarron and Braemore. The aim is to improve the sense of place and visitor orientation on arrival in Wester Ross and to promote local attractions and amenities.
In recognition of 2016 as the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, designs will be procured by a competition via Public Contract Scotland. The competition will invite architects and landscape architects to submit innovative design proposals. A selection process will include a technical panel and a panel of community representatives and the winning design will be implemented on the ground during 2017.
Chair of the Council’s Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Audrey Sinclair said: “This project supports the Council’s priorities for positive rural impacts, delivering economic benefits from tourism through improvements in visitor experience and developing the Highlands as a world class destination. I am sure the designers will get a lot of inspiration from the natural environment of Wester Ross and the competition entries will reflect their creativity.”
The shelters will be located on sites which complement the North Coast 500 route and the Wester Ross Biosphere Reserve.
The competition will be advertised on Public Contract Scotland http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ and anyone registered with the portal will have access to apply.