The Giant’s Causeway has taken part in EHOD for a number of years with guided Architectural Interest Tours of the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre. For this year we aim to virtually bring visitors inside this architectural wonder by means of video tour with our Facilities Manager Brendan Kelly.
This is what RIBA -Royal Institute of British Architects say about the center: “This elegant, powerful visitor center 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. Visitor centers are hard to do; this one serves as shop, café and exhibition without any one function overpowering what is a simple, telling piece of architecture.”
The Visitor Centre is a BREEAM Award winner for design materials, energy construction management and ecology and Brendan will talk virtual visitors through some of the sustainable features of this unique building, such as ground source heating, earth drain system and grey water collection system to service facilities within the building.