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Specere - Adjaye Associates 2009

Overview

Specere is a stark contemporary timber shelter designed by internationally acclaimed architect David Adjaye. The structure is three sided with an entrance to the rear. One side is solid and offers protection from prevailing southwesterly winds, one is perforated providing a fragmented view to the east, and the third is completely open framing the view to the south of the full expanse of Kielder Water & Forest Park.

Sitting close to the Deadwater radar installation, Specere (meaning to see or I see) looks out from the 1900 foot summit of Deadwater Fell over the full extent of Kielder Water & Forest Park and provides mountain bikers and other visitors with fantastic views of both the Park and southern Scotland while also offering protection from the extreme weather conditions often encountered there. OS Map Ref. 626970

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