Sorry, no old buildings or architecture on offer for this week’s Thursday Doors. Instead I felt the building that houses Derry City & Strabane District Council offices deserved to be featured as it fits in very nicely along the waterfront – and it has a red door.
In the regeneration of the city’s riverside area, this was the first civic building to be located there. A local firm, Tracey Architects, designed it with a large central entrance hall which is glazed front and back to allow magnificent views of the River Foyle. The inspiration came from a previously demolished old warehouse, with granite cladding and natural slates being used in the structure, in line with the brief given to the architects. Here’s a close up of the entrance – the biggest red door I’ve photographed so far.
At the end of the street I spied a few more doors worth snapping and I just had to include them in this week Thursday Doors.
Okay, okay. I know I said there would be no old buildings in my post this week but they just sneaked in. I was taking a shot of the building looming behind them and they sort of got in the way – well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Why not have a look at some fascinating doors from around the world by clicking the blue button on Norm’s Thursday Doors post?