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Design Study- Viking Interpretation Centre

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Design Study- Viking Interpretation Centre, on the Site of a 9th Century Viking Settlement at Woodstown, Co. Waterford.



Design Statement

The Viking Interpretation Centre, on the Site of a 9th Century Viking Settlement at Woodstown, Co. Waterford, Ireland has been designed along an Axis running west to east to Views over the partially completed excavations present on the Site, the River Suir and the surrounding Countryside. The Centre is located on the gradual slope to the East of the Site, a sufficient distance from the extent of the past settlement.




The Main Circulation route is aligned along this axis allowing visitors to connect to the significance of the site throughout their journey down through the building and into the past. This main circulation route is in the form of a gently falling ramp which closely integrates with the existing contours of the site. The uninterrupted nature of this central ramp provides universal access, can accommodate large groups of visitors whilst never…