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Arriving in Dublin, we took a walk down by the river Liffey. The North Wall Quay in Dublin's Docklands is spacious and clean with plenty of space for joggers, walkers and cyclists to move about without any hindrance from traffic. Studded with public art, one of the first pieces we saw was one I immediately recognised from fellow TE’er, Noel Byrne’s post “Flow”. http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Ireland/photo1424334.htm We met up with Noel a couple of days later but seeing this sculpture immediately made me feel ‘at home’ in Dublin. In my mind, the art installation will forever be known as Noel’s Box

See http://johnmclaughlin.ie/project/bord-gais-above-ground-installation-north-wall-quay-dublin/
Bord Gais Above Ground Installation – North Wall Quay Dublin 2009. Designed in collaboration with Martin Richman Artist For Dublin Docklands Authority
The objective was to design a treatment that would dematerialise an above ground gas installation on the Liffey quayside while still meeting the functional requirement to ventilate the pressure reducing chamber inside. To do this we wrapped the installation in a skin of glass that allows the air to enter below the skin and to escape behind the parapet. The installation building is covered in plastic sequins and the glass is treated with alternating bands of dichroic film. The flow of air causes the sequins to shimmer reflecting spots of coloured light back onto the glass. At night a similar effect is created by lighting concealed within the outer skin. This project won a commendation in the RIAI Awards 2010, and an AAI award in 2011. It was published in New Irish Architecture 26. The British architectural historian described it as a beautiful understated little kiosk.

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