The building, for drinks giant Diageo, is being touted as a 'distillery of the future' and, according to Diageo, will be Scotland's most 'environmentally friendly whisky-production facility'.
The architectural challenge, said ASL, was 'to design a building which reflects the distillery
process function whilst attempting to break down the mass, scale and visual impact
of the development to respond to its setting'.
Biomass boilers will burn the solid waste, known as draff, to provide more than 60 per cent of the steam required to produce the whisky.
Construction will begin in late autumn, with the distillery scheduled to open in early 2009. The first mature whisky will be delivered in 2012.