August 23, 2016
After a number of months of work, Dualchas and Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Oslo, are able to release images from our exciting collaboration on the St Kilda Centre – Ionad Hiort – on the Isle of Lewis.
The practices won the Architectural Masterplan competition earlier in the year and the project is RRA’s first in the UK. It has a spectacular cliff-top site on west coast of Lewis with views to St Kilda: over 50 miles away on the horizon
Neil Stephen + Ruaraidh Flyn of Dualchas and Reiulf Ramstad of RRA spoke at the Ionad Hiort Symposium event in Stornoway on 18 August. The event was well attended by local, national and international organisations with an interest in the project development. It was held to raise the profile of the project and to review the three commissioned masterplans: Architectural (Dualchas/RRA); Content (Metaphor); Business (Steve Westbrook).
Architect Ruaraidh Flyn said: "It is an inspiring project and site. Our proposals are site specific and influenced by the extreme climatic and locational conditions. The new centre has to be a world-class project and will provide a focal point for the regeneration of an existing island community, capturing and interpreting the story of St Kilda, whilst providing an experience of Hebridean culture and landscape."