LID Architecture - Bird Watching Centre
BIRD WATCHING CENTRE
The site is the estuary of the Roe River as it joins Lough Foyle. The landscape is broad and flat with areas of reclaimed land, a man-made “nature”/”natural landscape with dykes and sea-walls, made from earth and stones. These elevated embankments are un-prescribed route-ways in the land.
A new “Viewing Embankment” is created to allow linear viewing for Bird-Watchers towards the estuary area. The building ramps up to the embankment level, the circulation in the building paralleling movement in a landscape.
A screen made from driftwood and running the length of the embankment conceals the visitors so the birds are undisturbed. The embankment joins up with a walk continuing along the river.