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Projects / Masterplanning / Waterford North Quays

 

Location : North Quays Site, Waterford City

Client :  Unknown - Speculative Proposal

Brief and Design Concept  :  Darragh Murphy Jan 2016


Date : > 2020


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Example of Office Block overlooking Restored Viking Ships on Permanent Display.


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Proposal in potential context. Other Buildings Indicative


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View from Social Zone within a Typical Office Block overlooking Transport Exibit 


The groundswell of Public Interest in recent years toward Waterfords Cultural Heritage boosted by the success of the Tall Ships Festivals and the work on the Viking Triangle could be harnessed to make a case for an enlarged Cultural and Tourist focused attraction.A Unique Campus with a compelling layout would have potential to draw Major Corporations to the SDZ Site ( ie. a satellite office for Technology Companies etc ). 


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Typical Bay looking South. 

 


Environment / Sustainability


Extensive use of Wood is envisaged where possible in line with sustainable Construction principles with local employment oportunities ( Glulam roof structure / Timber Doors / Windows.


 Renewable Energy - Possibly Harness a Supplementary Power source for the Buildings via the Suirs Tidal movements in the form of old Wooden Mill Wheels. Make a Design Feature out of this to the Quay

 

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Reduced Version - 4 to 8 Modules of between 8 and 12 m


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Suggested Architectural Language to Barronstrand Street Vista

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Early Sketch


Copyright : Darragh Murphy 2021 


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