|aldabra house, mahe, the seychelles|
|concept design for a new visitor centre for the Aldabra Atoll|
|Under our joint venture Rennie &
Stagg, we were invited to submit proposals to the
Seychelles Island Foundation for the design of a new $15
million (USD) visitor and operations centre. The project,
known as 'Aldabra House', is intended to promote a better
understanding of Aldabra Atoll - a remote and unique
coral atoll in the Indian Ocean which is both a UNESCO
World Heritage site and a RAMSAR site. As home to
hundreds of endemic species it is also a highly valuable
source of research for scientists.
As part of a consortium led by WWT Consulting we competed against four other invited teams, including the designers of the London Eye - Marks Barfield, and double Stirling-prize winners Wilkinson Eyre. We were invited to visit the site on the Seychelles main island Mahe, and present our ideas to the judging panel in September 2014.