An Gaelaras Derry, O’Donnell + Tuomey Building, Architecture Images, Built Environment

An Gaelaras Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry cultural centre Building, Northern Ireland design by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

page updated 29 Sep 2017

Design: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

An Gaelaras Derry, Northern Ireland
photos courtesy of architects office

An Gaelaras Derry

An Gaelaras – Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin – is a cultural centre for the Irish language, and is situated on an unprepossessing narrow landlocked site in Derry. It is a sculptural intervention featuring an intriguing vortex plan that draws the visitor inwards and upwards.

An Gaelaras Derry building interior

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin photos from the RIBA

The only façade and the internal courtyard structure are both made of high quality boardmarked concrete, evoking a sense of the scale of the neighbouring brickwork. It lends the interior a sense of gravitas that complements the use of plywood and painted plaster elsewhere.

An Gaelaras Derry building exterior

Walkways, stairs and handrails are coated in red oxide paint and these, together with the yellow window frames influenced by the yellow of scaffolding poles and blue painted walls that bring in the sky are deftly marked out.

An Gaelaras Derry building Northern Ireland

An Gaelaras Cultural Centre Derry – Building Information

Title: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin
Architect: O’Donnell + Tuomey
Client: An Gaelaras
Contractor: JPM Contracts

Contract Value: £ 2.8 million
Date of completion: Sep 2009
Gross internal area: 1,980 sqm

An Gaelaras Derry images / information from RIBA

O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects design

This is Derry’s primary Irish language, arts and cultural organisation. Established in 1984, the organisation is now one of the most dynamic, innovative and award-winning Irish language organisations anywhere in the country, delivering a range of cultural initiatives.

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Mórshráid Shéamais, Doire, BT48 7DF

Phone: 02871 264132
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: culturlann
Twitter: @culturlanndoire

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Website: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin