Parson's Building Extension, Dublin, Ireland. Architect: Grafton Architects, 2005.
|:||Parson's Building Extension, Dublin, Ireland. Architect: Grafton Architects, 2005. View from podium level showing tree protruding through walkway, cantilever over entrance, granite cladding and steel balustrade.|
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|:||Parson's Building Extension, Dublin, Ireland. Architect: Grafton Architects, 2005.|
|:||This is the second extension we have completed to this Department, the first being in 1996, which addresses the campus and is attached to the existing Parsons building which houses the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. This particular site was a space wedged between an urban block with all it's extensions and accretions and the 19th Century Parsons Building. It is also a corner of the university site through which enormous primary service routes make their way from the city to the campus'..gas,electricity,IT,water,sewers etc. An existing electricity substation and transformer pits located on this site had to be maintained and so we were tip toeing around to find a place for the additional accommodation required. The site is at the junction of the 'brick urban block' with the 'stone university buildings' both in terms of geometry and language. The brick gable of the Lincoln Place buildings, with the painted sign of Finns Hotel could not be interfered with as fa|
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