IN­SPI­RA­TIONAL DE­SIGN

Devon Life - - Topsham Adventure Centre -

The group has cho­sen an in­no­va­tive de­sign by ar­chi­tect Steve East­land, with an un­usual ‘sail’ roof which has to be tall enough for the scouts to prac­tise hoist­ing and rig­ging a sail in­side the build­ing.

Steve says: ‘The Sea Scouts were also keen to have a build­ing that re­flects their func­tion and ac­tiv­i­ties as sea scouts. We drew in­spi­ra­tion for the de­sign from the boats on the river, re­flect­ing the move­ment of the river and the form of the boats in the shape of the roof. We also drew on the pres­ence of the old boats and wrecks on both sides of the river to in­spire the shape, form and fin­ishes of the build­ing.’

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