Fergal McGirl - Conservation architect dublin

U2 tower studio, britain quay, dublin

It was considered in the context of the overall grand canal dock masterplan that it was inappropriate to develop the relatively small campshire site with a vertically massed element as implied by the brief as a 95m high landmark building had already been granted planning permission immediately to the west of the site.

A more modest development was instead proposed incorporating a cubic element containing the u2 recording studio as well as a rock museum/café, a glazed restaurant/bar situated under a low oversailing horizontal roof and a patinated conic element containing a carlift as well as stairs and retail kiosks.

Designed in conjunction with Ciaran Adamson Design.