Threesixty Architecture have obtained planning consent for a new community hall at Aultbea, on the west coast of Scotland. The project to replace the existing hall is being led by a local community group. We have worked closely with the stakeholders to develop a brief which meets the needs and aspirations of the users, is flexible and can adapt to change.
The existing hall with its vaulted ‘Nissen hut’ roof is in poor shape but much-loved by the local community. We have developed concepts for the new building which reflect and reinterpret this sentiment, preserve valued links to the past and reinforce a sense of place.
The new Aultbea Hall has a simple form, a robust structure as befits its exposed location and, thanks to its layout, a commanding view of some truly spectacular scenery.
Inside the hall, the flexible layout of creatively designed, multi-use spaces will support a range of community interests, activities and events.