Lough Key Forest Park

A Lakeside Visitor Centre is the gateway to more than 800 acres of parkland and forest at Lough Key. Its contemporary design showcases timber frame construction from renewable sources while embracing the landscape it sits in. The large area of glazing to the front of the centre captures the magnificent views over Lough Key in addition to maximising passive solar gain making the building highly energy efficient.
Environmental sustainability and energy efficiency is continued throughout the design with the use of a wood pellet heating system, solar water heating panels on the roof and reduced glazing to the northern aspect of the centre.