Client: Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Location: Near Chard, Devon.
The Animal Sanctuary approached the practice to investigate the provision of new barn facilities to support the on-going animal sanctuary provision on site. New Hay Barns, Aquestrian Arena and Dog Training barns were proposed.
The separate barns are conceived as a family of similar structure in the broader Sanctuary landscape and in keeping with the surrounding landscape tradition of agricultural barns was proposed as simple metal clad barn structures, with muted black finish. Set within an area of outstanding natural beauty, the proposed black structures are envisaged to sit in a stealth like fashion – dark and muted.
Connecting the structures improvement are proposed to the existing landscape features and pathways to contribute and enhance the visitor experience.