Dance Camp Pembrokeshire 2019
What Was The Brief? Dance Camp is a great example of Pembrokeshire Green Tourism. It is an annual 12 day festival in Pembrokeshire, where you can circle dance, sing, and generally move together with activities such as yoga workshops. The event is off grid, and the organisers used to build themselves a rig each year to house the solar panels that power the festival. Our brief was to create a space that could be used to house the solar panels, but also be used as a communal area for gatherings and workshops.
How Was Our Design?
It was very important that the building was low impact. Dance Camp had already seen one planning application, for a steel barn, rejected by the planning authorities. Our low impact design helped the project attain planning permission.
The design was an offset truss framework to facilitate the best angle to mount the solar panels on the roof. – Volunteers finished the project adding a roof and cladding.
What Were The Project Challenges?
This was a very exposed site, with strong prevailing winds. This made erecting a building difficult at times, but was totally surmountable with caution and care.
Ty Pren provided the framework for the building, and the rest of the construction was provided by volunteering dance camp members. A big shout out to Bobby and his crew for finishing the project.
What did our clients think?
Dance Camp were delighted with the project. The barn was built on time and budget- and the solar panels look amazing on it. It is also a dynamic place for a ceilidh or circle dance.
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