dun laoghaire library dublin
We propose - Do not place the library in the park, but park in the library
Type 2 Prize Architect Competition 2007
Client Dublin City Council
Areal ca. 12.000 m2
Overall responsibility for landscape design Peter Becht
undulating sheet of paper
Dun Laoghaire, on the one hand, needed a new library, but could not afford to lose more of its parks. We could give the city both! The duality in the sheet interior and exterior surfaces creates a unique link between park and the library. The park emergence and takes shape with gentle slopes of new paths across the park and public spaces.
From the park you get a fantastic view over Dublin and the sea beyond. It is a recreational grass area to play and stay - a place you would look for.