Plant Architects, Toronto selected Oliver Chapman Architects as their partners to deliver the £1m Kelpies Visitor Centre project which will form part of the wider £41m Helix project near Falkirk. The commission entails creation of an internal public space within a 30m high Kelpie designed by sculptor Andy Scott, and an adjoining visitor pavilion. The Helix Project consists of 300 hectares of underused land between Falkirk and Grangemouth composed of woodland, a lagoon and parkland all interconnected via canals, walkways and cyclepaths. Five teams presented to the judges in February and the winning proposals will be announced in March. It is being funded by Falkirk Council, British Waterways, Central Scotland Forest Trust and the Big Lottery Fund.
Oliver Chapman Architects collaborates with UK and international practices who share their goal of design excellence, to design and deliver projects in Scotland.
Image credit: Plant Architects, Toronto