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The  ruins of 13th century Dirleton Castle must be revived to become relevant again so that we can appreciate the great structure as it used to be.

An elevated timber walkway engages and preserves the ruins; a study in both conservation and timber engineering.

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Built in the early 13th Century, this is the ruin of a once great structure. How can it be best preserved and appreciated?

The walkway emulates historic window locations, allowing visitors to visualise what the building would have looked like hundreds of years ago.

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Great efforts were taken to conceal all fixings, allowing the timber walkway to appear as if it was made from one giant piece of wood.


Rachel Briglio, Ruth Hamilton & Naomi Rubbra



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