heneghan peng architects

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Headquarters


The location of the site at the juncture of the Phoenix Park and the City is the critical generating moment for this project. In this project Nature-Park/Civilization-City is thought of as a fluid boundary. The distinction between park and building is blurred- the park continues onto the building - the building slides into the park.

The AHGI building is a slowly rising loop continuing uninterruptedly from one end of the park, rising to a plateau which provides views to the city and park. The ascending roof of the AHGI building creates a distinct undulating silhouette in the City and in the Park, both of which it is a part. The project loops around the perimeter of the site eventually crossing back over on itself thereby creating a courtyard. Entrance to the building from the street is through the courtyard, which is overlooked by the park on the roof above.

Fact sheet


Date

1999

Location

Dublin, IE

Client

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Status

Competition 2nd

Collaborators


Structure

Guy Nordenson and Associates

Services

Buro Happold

Facade

RFR

Quantity Surveyors

Boyd and Creed

 

Contact

heneghan peng architects
14–16 Lord Edward Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
 

Tel +353 1 633 9000
Fax +353 1 633 9010

hparc@hparc.com

 

heneghan peng architects
Lehrter Strasse 57;
Haus 1
10557 Berlin, Germany

 

Tel +49 30 20 89 88 750
Fax +49 30 20 89 88 759