Located near to the pier, this structure is designed as a ‘shelter’ for those intending to board the island ferry. Conceived in three parts – the white walls, the bridge, the glass box – it is hoped the structure will reflect some of the qualities of the island, distilled as a line in the landscape.
The design of An Turas (‘The Journey’) was a collaborative project, led by Sutherland Hussey Architects and involving artists Jake Harvey, Donald Urquhart, Glen Onwin and Sandra Kennedy. It straddles the line between architecture and sculpture, exploring the sensory experience of strikingly framed views. With its black and white palette and long, minimalist lines, it both extends the surrounding landscape, and provides a point of contrast.
It was completed in 2002 and in 2003 won the prestigious Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Award for Architecture, ‘Best Building in Scotland’.
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