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Meeting House Square, Dublin (225)

225 - Injecting life into a new space

All of the buildings on the square contribute to and provide innovative active frontages. The Ark is a children’s cultural centre and comprises a theatre, galleries and workshops. The stage area of its ground floor theatre opens out on to Meeting House Square as a raised performance area. When not in use the stage is concealed behind a dramatic door.

The Photographic centre comprises two buildings - the Gallery of Photography and the national Photographic Archive and School. These two buildings combine to provide added interest within the square when films are projected from the Archives onto the wall of the Gallery. The Eden restaurant embraces the square by continuing the surface treatment from the square into the restaurant.

Other Information

  • Location: Dublin
  • Project Team: Designer: Group 91. Developer: Temple Bar properties. 
  • Contact: O'Donnell and Tuomony architects Tel: 00 35 31 475 2500        

 

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