The new intervention in the historic landscape creates connections between the various isolated Neolithic monuments, originally part of a processional route path 5000 years ago. It seeks to help people interpret the historical sites as well as engaging with the surrounding environment. The piece of landscape is responsive to the environment, with some spaces engulfed by water at different times of the year.
The contemporary filigree structures sit within the dense terrain, constructed using ancient techniques of moving stones from previous sites across the landscape. Stromness, a nearby stone town at risk of flooding, is used as a quarry, with materials harvested and transported to build a new community, an alternative settlement for these inhabitants. The isthmus settlement relates to the historic isthmus of Brodgar. The scheme responds to Orkney’s past as well as its future.