Harry Graves

The aim of this project was to revitalise Finstown, a small town within Orkney which had lost its community spirirt and drive. The lack of work within the small town was identified as a main reason the community had become less connected as people would travel to larger town for work. Within this project I propose a transformation of Finstown into a self-sufficient community using new and existing agricultural methods.

The purpose of this project is to create a food hub and fruit gardens that can be utilised by the locals and the surrounding Orcadians. This Food Hub will create a social space for people to meet up with friends and family, with walks through large areas of fresh fruit that surround the site and views of the coast. As it is situated in-between two of the largest towns in Orkney, the site will attract lot of attention from people travelling through Finstown. Friends from Stromness and Kirkwall can meet between the two towns for a social day out and enjoy great locally produced food.

The concept aim of the design is to create a journey from root to plate. The users should be able to pass through the site and connect with ever element of the food process. While the restaurants

above, there will views of the kitchen gardens below, thus completing the food processing circle and showing the beginning and end of the cycle of the fruit and vegetables that are served.

Physical models
Physical models
Architectural visual

  • Exhibition space
  • Exhibition space
  • Exhibition space