The St Kilda Visitor Center will be located on a cliff-top site at Geodha Sgoilt in the Uig area of the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Through the project, visitors will be able to experience the drama of St Kilda without physically visiting the famous archipelago, which lies over 50 miles to the southwest. A world heritage site, St Kilda is famous not only for its sea cliffs and marine life but more for the story of how a community survived at the remote location before being evacuated in 1930. By telling the story of this abandoned community, the current community of Uig hopes to catalyze economic development and reverse the population decline they have been suffering.
architects: Reiulf Ramstada, Dualchas Architects | client: Unknown | status: Competition (2016) | location: Uig, united kingdom, Scotland | climate: Oceanic / maritime, Temperate | materials: glass, stone | environment: Seaside | visualizer: Studio | scale: medium | types: cultural, interpretation center | views: 3.304