The Donmouth Nature Reserve is an underappreciated piece of Aberdeen. In a bid to encourage people to visit the site and learn about its nature, it has been proposed to build a new visitors centre. The new visitor centre will be a gateway to the Donmouth Nature Reserve and the North Sea, acting as a link between city and nature. The building will provide a place to connect to nature, learn about nature and inspire its visitors to be involved in protecting nature.
It is proposed that the centre will be home to exhibits and outdoor learning activities for people of all ages, each will aim to connect people to nature in a way which is positive for both people and wildlife. The building will become a hub for not only engaging the public but also raising awareness about the importance of conservation work and saving the planet. It will also provide space for professionals to continue to research and develop knowledge of the biodiverse surrounding.
When someone says camouflage, you typically think of the patchy four-coloured outfits worn by the British Army, maybe even the colour-changing skin of the chameleon. With modern techniques advancing, architecture has begun to embrace the technique. For my thesis, my aim was to look at the various methods of camouflage, imitating them within the design of the Donmouth Visitor Centre to establish if camouflage techniques are an asset for architectural projects; if so which method of disguise would be the most efficient.