Guests with a head for heights may soon be able to stay in a luxury eco-treehouse designed in the style of the V&A Dundee.
Students at Dundee University worked to a brief submitted by the Taypark House Hotel to create ideas.
The project challenged the university’s architecture students to design an en-suite studio inspired by the V&A Dundee for thesite.
The image created by third year architecture students Nicoline Spanns and Richard Stalker was selected as the winner.
Subject to planning and approval by Dundee City Council the Tree & A treehouse will be built in the grounds of the four star hotel, on Perth Road, over the next year.
Richard, 21, said: “We wanted to take inspiration from elements of the whole waterfront.
“The floor plan and layout match that of the V&A but we also planned a pond for the grounds that represents the River Tay.
“The access bridge will be built over the pond and represents the Tay Bridge.”
Their 50 metre square design will be built using local larch steam, bent to resemble the distinctive concrete curves of Kengo Kuma’s building.
It will also be wheelchair accessible and will feature innovative power, water and waste solutions which will help to reduce its environmental impact.
In addition to seeing their vision realised the two students will also receive a weekend stay at the treehouse as part of the prize.
Nicoline, 24, said they were excited about seeing their first design built.
She said: “It’s fun to think that people who come to Dundee to visit the V&A might end up staying in the cool little studio inspired by it that we designed.”
Taypark owner Richie Hawkins, a Dundee University graduate, said: “I am delighted with what Richard and Nicoline came up with.
“We are always trying to do something a bit different and thought about how we could make the most of this beautiful garden full of mature trees.”
The team are set to start the planning process next month and they hope, that if it is approved, that the treehouse will be open in time for the summer 2020 season.