Stirling Prize Shortlist 2013
The Giant’s Causeway Visitor’s Centre was shortlisted for the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize.
Gilbert-Ash was appointed as design & build partner on this iconic building. The project brought very unique challenges as it is built on a UNESCO World Heritage site and therefore had to be carried out within strict and sensitive environmental and sustainability guidelines. The remit of the project included construction of a 1815 m2 building in a single storey earth-defended structure, with facilities comprising of retail, catering, tourist information, interpretation and exhibition space, restrooms and staff accommodation.
|Architecture, landscape concept and interiors||Heneghan Peng Architects|
|Building services||Bennett Robertson|
|Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager||Edmond Shipway|
project value - £10 million
"‘There is no longer a building and landscape but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic’." - Heneghan Peng Architects
"“This elegant, powerful visitor centre appears to be born of its place; the irregular lines of basalt columns grow and recede into the landscape to form the building edges, with the building roof a part of the dramatic landscape”." - RIBA Stirling Prize citation
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