Richard Kroeker


Chebogue Point Cheese Plant

This building was designed to accommodate an artisanal cheese making facility for a sheep farm in southern Nova Scotia. The site was scarred by years of use as a gravel quarry. The design proposed repair of this scar in the landscape, using the sand and gravel as forming for concrete shells. Tests were done to establish the geometry that the gravel could take. The sand and gravel shells would be covered with plastic and steel reinforcing, and then shot-crete. Once the concrete formed and cured, the sand and gravel would be excavated from concrete shells using an excavator, and placed on top of the vaults to blend with the existing landscape.