Aim had been working with their client on a community facility for over ten years, assessing several sites and opportunities for a new community hub. This process led to their preferred location for a new facility at Monifieth Waterfront. Located on the national cycling network and perfectly located to support the waterfront land and water-based sports activities, the pavilion community building offers flexible community group hall space, meeting rooms, changing and WC facilities and supports a café and kitchen.
Elevated one metre above general ground level the Pavilion captures extensive Tay estuary views and provides much needed support space and shelter for the surrounding community and visitors to the waterfront. Constructed primarily of Glulam and CLT panels for rapid assembly the building’s plan is orientated south to overlook the immediate Blue Seaway recreational area and the beach beyond.
The immediate dunes are repurposed to form raised seating areas and a natural amphitheatre for summer events. The building incorporates Corten steel screens externally to lock-down and secure the building after hours.