Site Visit: Goethe Institute

Architect : Henchion + Reuter Architects

Date: 15.09.18

Site Visit Time : 11 am

Location : Front Street Entrance – 37 Merrion Square East, Dublin 2

The Goethe Institute in Dublin is currently split between a Georgian house at 37 Merrion Square, which houses the cultural programmes and another Georgian house on nearby Fitzwilliam Square, which houses the language school. This project relocates both functions to the Merrion Square premises, to facilitate greater interaction between the language students and the cultural programme the institute offers.

The original house has been restored extensively, consistent with best conservation practice. The new build consists of a sub-parterre level over most of the site with a split level three-storey mews above. It is designed to service the existing building and will form a single functional unit consistent with the Georgian plot arrangement of House/Garden/Courtyard/Mews/Courtyard. A new garden on the podium level will connect both the old and the new in line with historical precedent.

Conservation Architect : Shaffrey Associates Architects

No PPE is required.

Aerial image : Magnaparte
Building image : Fionn McCann

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