Bringing Ireland's Literary Heritage to Life: Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) Featured in the Sunday Business Post
29.08.2023

 

Ronan Phelan, STW’s Managing Director, was featured in the Business Post on Sunday 27th August discussing our design of MoLI, and how the sensitive approach taken to the adaptation of the historical buildings which make up MoLI facilitates bringing Ireland’s literary culture and heritage to life for thousands of visitors.

Crafting buildings that enhance the public realm and the culture of the city is a core element of Scott Tallon Walker Architects’ design philosophy. This was a key aim for University College Dublin with the design of MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland, a partnership between UCD and National Library of Ireland. Ronan Phelan, STW’s Managing Director, was featured in the Business Post on Sunday 27th August discussing our design of MoLI, and how the sensitive approach taken to the adaptation of the historical buildings which make up MoLI facilitates bringing Ireland’s literary culture and heritage to life for thousands of visitors.

This included:

  • weaving the existing buildings – the Aula Maxima, No. 85 and No. 86 St Stephen’s Green into one integrated whole.
  • ensuring universal accessibility throughout the museum.
  • adding a new circulation core and roof-level link corridor clad in glass with an interstitial veil of copper filigree sympathetic to the existing brickwork.
  • designing three levels of exhibition spaces above a new restaurant in the vaulted basement area.
  • creating a beautiful outdoor space including a terrace, courtyard, and Readers’ Garden, with the Iveagh Gardens beyond.

Read the full article at https://www.businesspost.ie/property/at-the-museum...

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