Plans Revealed for Redesign of National Concert Hall
Designs have been published by two leading Danish architectural practices for the redevelopment of the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
The proposals by Henning Larsen Architects and 3XN were selected from a shortlist resulting from an architectural competition initiated in 2008. However, due to the financial pressures of the embattled economy the project has been indefinitely postponed and a winner will not now be announced.
The project brief proposed the redevelopment of the National Concert Hall on Earlsfort Terrace beside St. Stephen’s Green as a world class music venue, involving the retention of the principal classical building of 1912-22 by Rudolf Maximillian Butler and the creation of a new facade to the rear that embraced the Iveagh Gardens.
3XN Iveagh Gardens Elevation
Henning Larsen Auditorium
Henning Larsen Iveagh Gardens Elevation
A new main auditorium was to be constructed that would complement a retained and redesigned existing hall, which is the sole significant space to survive from the Dublin International Exhibition Palace of 1865. Additional performance, rehearsal and cafe/restaurant facilities were also to be provided, as well as a re-landscaped public realm surrounding the building.
Which proposal do you prefer? View the entries in full at Archiseek.com.