Irish Library Competition

Irish Library / Cultural Center Competition,Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

The city of Dun Laoghaire held a competition for a new central library and cultural center. Our proposal took its inspiration from the basalt columns at the Giant’s Causeway, a transition between earth and sea. Solid stones rise from the earth and are subject to displacement and erosion from the sea. Shifting within the cluster of towers leaves slot canyons that carve through the library’s varying height mass.