Whixall Moss Visitor Centre
Client: Shropshire Wildlife Trust
We were commissioned by Shropshire Wildlife Trust to produce proposals for a new visitor centre on the site of a former scrapyard in North Shropshire. Due to contamination issues the existing concrete base has to remain undisturbed which prompted the re-use of some of the sites 100,000 tyres to build retaining walls and ‘hedge-banks’, to separate the various activity zones. The resulting scheme is a bold and imaginative ‘interpretative playscape’ that relates both to the history and ecology of its locality and the immediate site context.