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Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre – County Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K.

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Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre Green Roof

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Building: Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre
Location: County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Completion Date: May 2012
Architect: Heneghan Peng Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: BREEAM rating = excellent; High recycled content; Locally quarried stone;  Ground-source heating and cooling; Graywater recovery; 3 mullion types: largest made of basalt rocks around concrete cores carry roof load, medium-sized made of stacked stone, smallest with post-tensioned steel cables


Written by Krista Seaman

December 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Posted in Built

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