Merrion Cricket Club

TAKA Architects, Dublin, 2014

 

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Pavilion for Merrion Cricket Club, in Dublin

Described by the architect as a 'symmetrical pyramidal volume cut to fit the irregular geometry of the site', the building replaces an existing 1980s pavilion that was severely damaged by flooding in 2010.

To protect the new building from future floods the pavilion is raised up a number of steps, has a waterproof concrete wainscoting up to window sill level and has temporary barriers that can be dropped into door openings durings flooding.

Inside the building there is an apartment (for the club professional), a covered viewing terrace facing the pitch with ' numerous formal and informal vantage points' and an entrance portico, which frames the square on approach.

To protect the pavilon from non-flood related damage glazed windows and doors slide to the side to decrease the annual cost of replacing broken window panes as a result of stray cricket balls.

Data

  • Begun: Nov 2013
  • Completed: Jun 2014
  • Floor area: 380m2
  • Sector: Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £605,000
  • Procurement: RIAI articles of agreement (with quantities)
  • Address: Merrion Cricket Club, 53 Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, United Kingdom

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