Two buildings designed by Bennetts Associates will open to visitors as part of Doors Open Days in Edinburgh on 29 and 30 September 2018.
The Informatics Forum (Potterrow Development) at the University of Edinburgh will open on 30 September, and a guided tour must be booked in advance. Adjacent to the Forum is the new Bayes Centre (not open to the public as part of Doors Open Days this year), which completes the urban block of the University's Potterrow Development.
The Royal Observatory will open on both days (last entry 4.30pm) and there is no need to pre-book.
Historically sited on Blackford Hill for a clear view of the night sky, the Grade A listed Royal Observatory occupies an outstanding position with fine views across the city of Edinburgh.
The Bayes Centre will bring together academics and students working in the fields of data technology, design informatics, maths and robotics with start-up / spin-out companies and industrial collaborators.
As the major component of the University of Edinburgh’s new masterplan for the George Square and Bristo Square area, the Potterrow Development replaces a windswept car park with a rich mix of buildings, courtyards and reinstated streetlines.