Portsoy Boatshed / Brown + Brown Architects

Portsoy Boatshed / Brown + Brown Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. The scheme is a community boatbuilding centre for a charity (Scottish Traditional Boat Festival), located in Portsoy on the North coast of Aberdeenshire. The building replaces 2 derelict stores, and was partially funded by Aberdeenshire Council, Historic Scotland, and the Aberdeen European Fisheries Fund.

Portsoy Boatshed /  Brown + Brown Architects - Facade, Beam
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The job essentially comprises a modern timber building, which has been slipped inside a reconstructed stone skin. Due to the setting of an historic harbour, no new openings were permitted in the stone walls, resulting in most of the natural light coming via a ridge rooflight, which runs the length of the building.

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Spaces are provided in the building for the construction of traditional boats, and the teaching of these skills to local school children. The volunteers from the charity played a large part of the project, and partially constructed the building themselves.

Portsoy Boatshed /  Brown + Brown Architects - Windows, Brick, Facade
© Nigel Rigden

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Address:Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

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Cite: "Portsoy Boatshed / Brown + Brown Architects" 15 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/778758/portsoy-boatshed-brown-plus-brown-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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