Corrour Estate
Project Title
Corrour Estate
Alternate Titles
Scottish Highlands Estate
Corrour Estate evokes the tradition of great Scottish houses and weaves together remnants of the original Victorian-era great house on the site, destroyed by fire in 1940. A glass-vaulted Great Hall forms the center of the house and is flanked by two masonry volumes, one rectangular, the other cylindrical. These volumes are penetrated by glass structures that are, respectively, conical and pyramidal. Surviving original granite outbuildings accommodate kitchens and other back-of-house functions. The split-face granite surfaces of the new structure match those of the original. The hunting lodge is sited so that each of the eight guest suites have views of Loch Ossian, while walkways and terraces afford views of the surrounding Highlands. In approving the design, The Royal Fine Arts Commission of Scotland noted that the complex is 'destined to become one of the few examples of world-class 20th-century architecture in Scotland.'

Images on this page: 1 Elevation view; 2 Aerial view; 3 Ground level view; 4 Interior view; 5 Level plan

Highlands, Scotland

between 1998 and 2001
Completion Date
Client: Corrour Estates Ltd

Project Type
Safdie Architects
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