Giant’s Causeway Interpretive Centre _ Competition Entry

This interpretive centre in County Antrim on the north coast of Ireland stands on a World Heritage Site. This rare hexagonal basalt rock formation that distinguishes this part of the coast was caused by the rapid cooling of volcanic rock when it encountered the sea. This geological project rakes the ground clean, draws a fissured canopy over it and inhabits the under croft space. The visitor passes through an undulating carpark/picnic landscape and under the canopy where the exhibitions, a cafeteria, shops and staff offices are housed. The route leads up and out to the ridge overlooking the geological site below.

Competition Team: Peter Tansey + Laura Harty.