Rossaveel Small Craft Harbour // Galway, IE // Onsite, completion Summer 2023
Rossaveel SCH Aminty Building provides facilities for boats staying at the harbour. The project is located at the edge of a man-made pier on an extremely exposed site and deals with the threshold between sky, land and sea.
The roof is a simple inverted planar surface which is detailed to allow for a waterfall feature pouring rainwater back into the sea. This rises on the corner to allow the super intendants office to look out over the harbour entrance. The concept for the elevations is that the ground plane which is made of natural stone, folds up onto the building and the roof which is made of reinforced concrete continues down the facade. Rectangular openings are formed where these two materials meet giving an undulating materiality reflecting the landscape beyond the project.