2019 Highlights

Open House Plus

Dublin Port Brexit Bus Tour

Dublin Port Company, Alexandra Road, North Dock, Dublin

Saturday, 3pm—4pm
Photo: Enda Cavanagh

Bus tour of Dublin Port including the new BREXIT Zone

First Come Basis

Just show up and look out for Open House Dublin Volunteers.

Notes

  • Lottery
Open House Plus Park

Dalymount Park: Mapping a Unique Architectural Space

Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

Sunday, 12pm—1:30 pm
Photo: Dalymount Park

Dalymount Park is an iconic Dublin football stadium and the home of Bohemian FC who have played there since the early 20th century.

Join a walking tour of Dalymount Park, exploring the haphazard mix of architectural structures and detail, layered with a rich socio-cultural history and emotional attachment.

Meeting point: Entrance to Dalymount Park.

First Come Basis

Just show up and look out for Open House Dublin Volunteers.

Civic Education

Stanhope Street Secondary School Canteen

Evelyn D’Arcy, 1970s - Renovated 2016 /
Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Saturday, 11am—5pm
Sunday, 11am—5pm
Photo: Ste Murray
Photo: Ste Murray

This inner-city school canteen refurbishment project shines a spotlight on the transformative impact of The National Architects in Schools Initiative (NASI) on school design. The NASI is a Transition Year programme developed by the IAF that places architects in schools nationwide to facilitate design workshops with students.  Shortly after completing the NASI in 2014, a fruitful consultation process began between architect/NASI Facilitator Evelyn D’Arcy, the school community and the project funders the Lauritzson Foundation,  to advance a much-needed refurbishment of the school’s canteen, which had devolved into a poor state of repair since its 1970s inception.

Throughout the refurb, the architect prioritised the ideas of the students as the end-users of the space. With this people-first design strategy, along with fundamental support from the Lauritzson Foundation, the canteen has been revived into a fresh new multipurpose space which has proven to have had a positive impact on the lives and learning environment of students.

First Come Basis

Just show up and look out for Open House Dublin Volunteers.

Notes

  • Wheelchair Accessible.
  • Suitable for Children
Education

MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland

Scott Tallon Walker Architects, 2019 /
UCD Newman House, 86 St Stephen's Green South, Dublin 2

Saturday, 10:30 am—
Saturday, 11:30 am—
Photo: Conor Healy

A partnership between University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland, the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) is a new landmark cultural institution in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. Architects Scott Tallon Walker were engaged to transform the Aula Maxima at Newman House into a modern museum building while creating universal access across the historic site where UCD was founded. The aims of the architectural project included developing a world-class exhibition centre, integrating Newman House into a wider city context, and weaving the buildings together into a better functioning integral whole. The main visible architectural intervention is the creation of a new stair and lift core clad in glass with an interstitial veil of copper filigree. The scheme has been designed in such a way that the new works are to the rear of the buildings and have minimal impact on the historic fabric.

Notes

  • Wheelchair Accessible.
  • Suitable for Children
  • Lottery from 11th - 24th September
Education

Confucius Institute For Ireland

Robin Lee Architecture, 2018 /
Belfield, Campus, Trimblestown, Dublin

Saturday, 11am—5pm
Sunday, 11am—5pm

On the tour visitors will see the display galleries with artefacts and art from China, the library and reading room, the central atrium and the auditorium – we’ll describe how we designed the building to sit harmoniously within the UCD campus yet with the influence of traditional Chinese motifs, spatial devices and typologies.

First Come Basis

Just show up and look out for Open House Dublin Volunteers.

Notes

  • Wheelchair Accessible.
  • Suitable for Children
  • Photography is not permitted on this tour
Homes

Capital Dock Residence

O’Mahony Pike, 2019 /
Capital Dock, 82 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2

Saturday, 11am—5pm

Capital Dock is a 4.8 acre urban quarter completed in 2019 containing three residential buildings, four office blocks and a pavilion building on the waters’ edge arranged around two significant public spaces. The 1.5 acres of landscaped open space includes Three Locks Square, a sheltered urban square designed for hosting cultural events and a large open park with expansive views of the water. Capital Dock Residence includes Ireland’s tallest building, The Hailing Station at 79 metres. This landmark residential tower offers 360-degree panoramic city and seascape view. All of the 1, 2 and 3 bedroom bright and spacious apartments are available to rent. Residents can enjoy exclusive access to the five-star amenities including a gym, cinema, games room, resident lounges, dining suite and co-working suites with meeting rooms together with a concierge service seven days a week. The public realm is activated by retail units at street level in Capital Dock Residence and distinctive red ship-like structure, The Quarterdeck which contains outdoor terraces.

Notes

  • Wheelchair Accessible.
  • Suitable for Children
  • Lottery from 11th - 24th September