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Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre
Antrim, Northern Ireland
Heneghan Peng architects
The Giant’s Causeway lies in Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast World Heritage Site, a landscape of cliffs formed by hexagonal basalt stones, agricultural landscapes and cliffside walks. Utilising the large difference in level across the site, two folds are created in the landscape. One, extending the line of the ridge, accommodates the building. The second, extending the level of the road, screens the car park from view.
Client
National Trust
Size
1800m²
Date
2005 (Competition)
Status
Construction
Location
Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre<br />
Antrim, Northern Ireland<br />
Heneghan Peng architects<br />
The Giant’s Causeway lies in Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast World Heritage Site, a landscape of cliffs formed by hexagonal basalt stones, agricultural landscapes and cliffside walks. Utilising the large difference in level across the site, two folds are created in the landscape. One, extending the line of the ridge, accommodates the building. The second, extending the level of the road, screens the car park from view.<br />
Client<br />
National Trust<br />
Size<br />
1800m²<br />
Date<br />
2005 (Competition)<br />
Status<br />
Construction<br />
Location<br />
Antrim, Northern Ireland