Plans for a new gallery and visitor centre at Jupiter Artland have been approved.
The new addition to the 100 acre sculpture park, located in West Edinburgh, will serve as the new entrance for visitors and help to secure Jupiter Artland’s long-term sustainable future. It will allow Jupiter Artland to extend the reach of its learning programmes and free school visits throughout the year. The development will include a café restaurant, shop and a gallery space with integrated craft distillery and tasting space.
The architects behind the development are sustainability specialists Organic Architects, who have designed the buildings to match the scale of simple agricultural buildings which are a feature in the surrounding landscape. Nicky Wilson, Director of Jupiter Artland, commented, “This is the next exciting step in the continuing of Jupiter Artland Foundation’s work to reach every child in Scotland and create a sustainable future for Jupiter in Scotland.”
Gareth Roberts, Founder and Director at Organic Architects, added, “The new gallery will provide a haven for hosting world-class art and artists, with the buildings’ exteriors harmoniously echoing the park’s green surroundings.”
Construction is expected to start later in 2023, with an anticipated completion date in 2025. The unique developments, including the micro distillery, will allow Jupiter Artland to be open year round for the first time.