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Landsc. Archit. Front.    2019, Vol. 7 Issue (1) : 125-135     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-20190111
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REGENERATION DESIGN OF THE HISTORIC DUNBAR BATTERY IN SCOTLAND
RANKIN Chris()
Partner of Rankinfraser Landscape Architecture; Lecturer in School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh
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Abstract

The project is for the design of a new civic space within Lamer Island Battery, a stone defensive structure built on a rocky outcrop in Dunbar Harbour, Scotland. Rankinfraser Landscape Architecture was employed to provide professional design services from early site research to helping secure funding and permit application as the primary leader of coordination among the design team, the client, and the public. Based on a Dieter Rams’ principle that “good design is as little design as possible,” the design prioritises the importance of site along with a detailed and thorough understanding of the components that constitute the character of the place, providing new public art, deeper interpretation of the site’s history, environment education, and attractive places for gathering. Since its completion in 2017 the battery has been very well received, both by the local communities and professionals.

Keywords Landscape Architecture      Palimpsest of History      Public Art      Regeneration      Community      Landscape Service     
Corresponding Authors: RANKIN Chris   
Issue Date: 03 April 2019
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RANKIN Chris. REGENERATION DESIGN OF THE HISTORIC DUNBAR BATTERY IN SCOTLAND[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(1): 125-135.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2019/V7/I1/125
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