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Bagshaw reveals Ullapool whale plans

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[First look + plans] Stuart Bagshaw Architects has unveiled these images of its ‘Adhamh the Whale’ scheme at Ullapool Harbour, Ross-Shire

Yet to be submitted for planning, the project for the Ullapool Harbour Trust creates a shelter for passengers waiting at the harbour’s pontoons.

The design features bronze ‘vertebrae’ which are suspended on yacht masts and wires and support the artwork’s oak ribs and ‘jaws’.

A statement from the practice explained: ‘The artwork takes inspiration from the heritage of Ullapool and takes the form of a blue whale skeletal structure.

‘Two layers of glass flex over the structure - the red “flesh” at bone level, with the outer ribbed skin floating over this to create a veil to the views, to glow at night and to provide the shelter.’

Glass tubes form an entrance to the structure and also create a whistling sound in windy conditions, according to the architect.

Source: Stuart Bagshaw's Adhamh the Whale poject for Ullapool Harbour

Stuart Bagshaw's Adhamh the Whale poject for Ullapool Harbour


Project data

Architects: SBA Architects Ltd.   
Location:  Ullapool Pier    
Type Of Project:
Artwork / architectural installation
Structural Engineers:    To be appointed 
Project Architect:   Stuart Bagshaw
Design Team:    N/A At present
Client:   The Ullapool Harbour Trust
Funding:    Various streams
Tender date:   N/A At present
Start on site date:   Project to be integrated to general overhaul of pier structure in nearby future.
Contract duration:   Unknown
Gross internal floor area: approx 165 sq metres
Form of contract and/or procurement: tbc
Total cost:        
M&e consultant:    To be appointed 
Quantity surveyor:    To be appointed 
Planning supervisor:  To be appointed 
Lighting consultant:    To be appointed 
Main contractor:     To be appointed 
Selected subcontractors and suppliers:  To be appointed 
Annual co2 emissions:  Zero



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