Giant’s Causeway Crowned Best Heritage Attraction 2015
The Giant’s Causeway has been named Best Heritage Attraction at the annual British Tourism Awards. Opened in 2012, the visitor centre at this World Heritage site was designed by Event.
This marks the second consecutive year that the Giant’s Causeway, the most visited tourist attraction in Northern Ireland, has been nominated for this award – taking home the bronze award last year.
An extraordinary site, the Giant’s Causeway is made up of over 40,000 interlocking basalt rock columns created by a major volcano eruption some 60 million years ago. Event created a visitor centre that reflects and enhances this unique topography within a stunning building designed by Heneghan Peng Architects. The character of the Causeway experience unfolds from three thematic perspectives – Geology, Ecology and Myth-Making. Whether through first-person interpretation, interactivity or graphic elements, these viewpoints imbue every aspect of the displays with dynamic and accessible opportunities for engagement.
Event is the leading experience design agency in Europe, recognised internationally for its consistent ingenuity, design and storytelling excellence and exemplary project management. We produce masterplans for museums, heritage attractions, cultural quarters as well as brand and corporate experiences. We create interpretive and interactive design concepts, along with full technical specification and creative direction of permanent and temporary exhibitions. We provide integrated programme and cost management for many of the world’s largest experience projects.
Event collaborates with leading architects in both new build and historic structures and work fruitfully with curators and experts. Our focus on engaging and involving our visitors led us to an appreciation of the requirements of access for all.