This building takes its inspiration from the history and traditions of Ireland. Its shape is a contemporary expression of monolithic Celtic dolmens with spiral reliefs symbolizing initiation, creation and growth. The entire structure also spirals around a central open atrium, inundating the heart of the building with natural light -- light being the essential precondition for the act of reading. It integrates with the overall Urban Structure Plan and thus connects to the hierarchy of roads and public spaces, including the partial covering of the railway and its transformation into a waterfront promenade. In this way it helps reinforce the connection between the town centre and the sea.