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Parsons Building

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Parsons Building

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Saturday 13 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 14 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

The 19th Century Parsons Building has been home to the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering since 1981, sitting elevated at an angle to the grain of the campus. Grafton Architects' first addition to the building in 1996 addressed the campus, accommodating workshops, laboratories and offices between the new podium and the bold basalt-clad cube on top. The second extension spans to Lincoln Place with a new podium and additional accommodation, an elegant granite-clad form that achieves sophisticated negotiation of particularly challenging site conditions. Tours will include the main halls and corridors.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Wheelchair accessible.

Designed by: Robert J Sterling/Grafton Architects
Building Date: 1895/1996/2005
Location: Parsons Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

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Open House Dublin is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF): a non-profit arts organisation that communicates the value of architecture.

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Members enjoy perks which include: beating the OHD queues, private tours, partner discounts; and limited-edition IAF publications and prints. Architects can also claim structured CPD at all IAF events.