Saturday 8 August 2009

Design for Docklands space unveiled

The winning concept for a new public events space in the Dublin docklands was unveiled today.

The site, known as the Parlour, will form part of the Point Village development near the 02 hosting free outdoor events, including music, markets and céilís.

Winning designers LiD Architecture developed a concept of using shipping containers as a cheap but creative basis for the site while also linking it with the neighbouring port.

LiD, which has offices in Donegal and Belfast, was chosen ahead of 46 other entries to a competition run by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. The competition was open to architects, urban designers, landscape architects and other disciplines, with the objective to design a new public civic space for Dublin.

The RIAI said the winning design displayed high levels of flexibility, adaptability and toughness. A final design is being prepared for a planning application.

A giant ferris wheel similar to the London Eye is also being planned for the site.

Irish Times

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