With: Haworth Tompkins and Rural Office
Client: Centre for Alternative Technology

Following a successful competition win, JCLA worked alongside Hayworth Tompkins and Rural Office on the Cynefin project for CAT near Machynlleth, in the Dyfi biosphere. The project proposes a new masterplan for the site, underpinned by landscape, ecology and environmental strategies, to help shape the future of CAT for the next 50 years.

Proposals include immersive landscape moments, enhancing ecological connectivity and improving site legibility. A careful balance was needed between protecting existing ecology while proposing a bold new set of enhancements for visitors, education and wildlife. Part of a constantly evolving landscape, shaped at once by natural processes and human influences, the landscape and ecology strategy aims to simultaneously demonstrate the history & development of CAT and showcase a vision of a positive, sustainable future to come.