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A Scottish Sustainable Community >

An Camas Mòr was awarded status as an exemplar of a sustainable community by the Scottish Government, as part of the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative. You can read the report here.



A Scottish Sustainable Community >

An Camas Mòr was awarded status as an exemplar of a sustainable community by the Scottish Government, as part of the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative. You can read the report here.

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Gehl architects, Copenhagen

The village is designed by leaders in the field of sustainable architecture, Gehl Architects. Scottish architect David Sim leads a team based in Copenhagen who are working on the project alongside many local experts.

Gehl’s method is to concentrate on Life, Space and then Buildings – recognising that people, life and vitality must be the main driving force for the design.

Gehl architects, Copenhagen

The village is designed by leaders in the field of sustainable architecture, Gehl Architects. Scottish architect David Sim leads a team based in Copenhagen who are working on the project alongside many local experts.

Gehl’s method is to concentrate on Life, Space and then Buildings – recognising that people, life and vitality must be the main driving force for the design.



A good habitat for people and nature

The vision is to create a good habitat for people and nature- traditional forms are a natural inspiration in the Cairngorms, where people and nature have co-existed in harmony for centuries.

The village is designed to bring people closer to nature , so we may be inspired to look after it and enjoy the beneficial effects on health and wellbeing.



A good habitat for people and nature

The vision is to create a good habitat for people and nature- traditional forms are a natural inspiration in the Cairngorms, where people and nature have co-existed in harmony for centuries.

The village is designed to bring people closer to nature , so we may be inspired to look after it and enjoy the beneficial effects on health and wellbeing.

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We believe that by making An Camas Mòr a sustainable community with a very high level of local jobs, very little commuting and healthy lifestyles will set it apart

David Sim, Creative Director, Gehl, Copenhagen



Scottish tradition meets nordic design

An Camas Mòr is planned as a cluster of village homes nestled in the forest. A small physical footprint will have a low ecological impact and bring us nearer to the woodland.

Strathspey shares the culture of forest villages with Nordic countries- so it is a natural place to look for a design that renews local traditions.

Scottish by tradition: efficient by nature

Traditional Scottish towns and villages are designed to make efficient use of scarce resources- streets that catch the sun, local materials and use renewable fuel. An Camas Mòr rekindles Scottish traditional architecture, such as buildings with multiple uses and meandering streets for a more efficient and affordable way to live.


 

A network of nature corridors >

An Camas Mòr will bring the forest into the village: corridors of trees will permeate the settlement. Green crossings between the corridors, across streets will create a network that supports wildlife.

Building principles: a house can be more than a house >

An Camas Mòr is based on the philosophy that a house can be more than a house, – a business premises, a nature reserve, an energy store…

Affordable Living >

An Camas Mòr is designed to use our natural resources efficently, to enable the whole community, not just individual households to make savings on the cost of a home, living expenses and help save the environment.

What could life at An Camas Mòr be like?


The idea and design for An Camas Mòr is based on the community’s wishes and suggestions, as we progress with the project, it is crucial we hear your thoughts.
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