The Giant’s Causeway Visitors Centre, Bushmill

by Heneghan Peng Architects

This building resulted from the architects winning an international competition in 2005 to create a visitors centre for the Giant’s Causeway.

It appears to be born of its place; the irregular lines of basalt columns grow and recede into the landscape to form the building edges, with the building roof a part of the landscape.

The internal space is made from a large concrete soffit with slices of roof lights and slots between the basalt allowing natural light deep into the plan