Margam Project

Prysor Hatchery, Trawsfynydd

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The site for the new Prysor Hatchery is within the boundaries of Snowdonia National Park on the banks of Llyn Trawsfynydd, an internationally renowned fly fishing destinaion.

The new hatchery for Prysor Angling Association replaces an existing corrugated metal shed and temporary buildings with a high quality but economical contemporary design linked with its landscape. The design aims to respond to context and reflect traditional local building styles by deriving rules for design from traditional local architecture. Simple forms within the landscape are found throughout traditional architecture in rural Wales; the design draws on local precedent, particularly the simplicity of local agricultural buildings and the use of materials such as corrugated iron and timber.

The complex consists of three linked buildings: a hatchery, a boat shed, and a club room, clustered around and opening onto a secure central courtyard which creates a focal heart for activities in the centre. This allows for simple phasing as funding is available.

Client : Prysor Angling Association
Value : £200k (phase 1)
Programme: 2009- present

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