Parlour Design Competition, Dublin Docklands Civic Square Building, Project, News, Design, Image
Dublin Docklands Architecture Contest: Parlour Design Competition
Development Contest in Dublin, Ireland
14 Aug 2009
Parlour Design Competition Dublin
Dublin Docklands Civic Square
LiD Architecture wins Dublin’s Parlour Design Competition
Dublin City Council and Point Village Limited are delighted to announce that the winner of Dublin’s Parlour Design Competition is LiD Architecture
The RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland) administered the single stage competition on behalf of the competition promoters, Point Village Limited. The objective of the competition was to design a new public civic space for Dublin. “The Parlour” will have strong social, cultural and environmental character and a countrywide profile for holding an intense and varied programme of music and other outdoor events including markets and monster céilís.
The assessors (Harry Crosbie, CEO, Point Village Ltd., Dick Gleeson, Dublin City Planner, Dublin City Council, John McLaughlin, Director of Architecture, Dublin Docklands development Authority, Kilian Skay, Architect, Dublin City Council, Peter McHale, Partner, Bruce Shaw Partnership and Denis Byrne, Denis Byrne Architects) were impressed by the range and quality of the 46 responses to a challenging and complex brief.
LiD Architecture’s winning submission’s simple, strong, clear idea effortlessly addressed the brief. The central concept is to use shipping containers as basic building blocks which will be configured in creative ways to address challenges of containment, movement, art, lighting and art performance. The jury felt that this solution displayed high levels of flexibility, adaptability and toughness in use. The design resonates powerfully with docklands and embraces the temporary nature of the challenge.
Four submissions commended by the jury:
David Wright Architects/ Derek Murphy Architects
McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects
Dublins Parlour Design Competition images / information from RAIA
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland, North West Europe
Contemporary Architecture in Republic of Ireland
Dublin Architecture Designs – chronological list
Dublin’s Parlour – Design Team
Ryan Ward, Jenny Montgomery, James Donaghy, Dougal Sheridan, Deirdre McMenamin
LiD Architecture were assisted in their submission by:
Coyle Doherty & Co. Quantity Surveyors
Robert Barry Consulting Engineers
Dublin’s Parlour : Design Proposal
Another Irish project by LiD Architecture:
Landscape Room, Glencar, Sligo
photograph : Christopher Heaney + LiD Architecture
Rothco, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Design: ODOS Architects
photograph : Ste Murray
A new 47,000 sqft office in Smithfield. The brief required separate distinct open plans of zones for diverse functions within the company and also included social areas, break-out spaces and an all-hands event space, all located within the ground of an existing building.
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