Engineers Ireland

McCullough Mulvin, Dublin, 2005


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Red-brick facade facing mews 

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  • Red-brick facade facing mews    
  • Roofscape of lecture hall    
  • Exterior detail of rooflights    
  • Exterior view of timber facade    
  • The auditorium interior    
  • A glimse from the street of the new auditorium roof    
  • Night shot of expressive roofplane    
  • Site Plan    
  • Basement and ground floor plans    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Roof plan    
  • Section    

Lecture hall at Engineers Ireland headquarters in Dublin

Engineers Ireland wanted to develop a building that would resolve their increased office needs, conserve the best of the existing site, and support sustainable ideas. The scheme effectively rebuilt an existing two storey mews building, adding a new storey over it.

A secondary archive and office unit was also built within the curtilage of the courtyard to Clyde Lane, giving a contemporary built urban edge to the outer world.

The second part of the project rebuilt the garden, providing a semi-buried lecture theatre and link corridor. The steel roof structure of the lecture theatre was canted to form an upper garden façade towards the house - the external edge was laid with timber and planted, blurring the boundaries between land and building. Rooflights penetrate to the cocoon-like lecture theatre below.


  • Begun: Sep 2004
  • Completed: Dec 2005
  • Floor area: 700m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £2.8M
  • Procurement: RIAI
  • Address: Insitution of Engineers of Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland

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