Glasnevin Cemetery Chapel

The principle guiding our design concept for the 1916 Centenary Chapel is the creation of a serene space for contemplation and reflection.  We seek to achieve this through the formal massing of the Chapel, the connection with the plaza that extends to encompass the existing Monument & Grave, the selection of natural materials and the considered use of natural light.   We deliberately eschewed overt symbolism and rather selected a motif...

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The Quad – Mary Immaculate College

Project Description The original home of Mary Immaculate College is the Foundation Building which fronts onto the South Circular Road.  To the rear of the Foundation Building lies a courtyard which in recent years has functioned as a service area. With the expansion of the Campus, the courtyard became a forgotten space. When we were asked to oversee repairs, we looked beyond this brief to reimagine the space and in the process the transform the...

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Daghdha Dance Company

Project Description This Project involved reusing a derelict church in a prime city location for use by our Client as a dance studio/workshop and occasional venue.  The ground and basement levels of two Georgian townhouses located across St. John’s Square were converted to house office accommodation and a second dance studio. Both the church and the townhouses are Protected Structures and we consulted with the Heritage Council and local...

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Commemorative Garden – St. Mary’s Convent

Project Description This Commemorative Garden was commissioned to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the arrival of Mother Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, to Limerick City in September 1839.  The Sisters of Mercy asked us to design a contemplative garden adjacent to their private cemetery at St. Mary’s Convent, Limerick.  The location of the Garden in next to the gateway through which Mother McAuley first entered...

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Integrated Youth Campus – Moyross

Project Description Quinn Architects was asked by the Limerick Regeneration Agency to prepare a Feasibility Study to investigate the potential of the existing Moyross Development Company site to accommodate the full space requirements for a Youth Centre.  The Study illustrated how all the space requirements could be met in a building design that would reaffirm the Company’s position as a Centre of Excellence, resulting in a building that has...

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Rosbrien Youth Centre

Project Description Rosbrien Youth Centre is a centre of activity for the youth in the Rosbrien/Ballinacurra community.  The existing facility had become very rundown and was visually unattractive.  Quinn Architects prepared ambitious design proposals for the Centre including the creation of a new first floor level activity room and lift access.  In the event, funding for the project was limited; however the completed project captures the...

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Moneygall Motorway Service

Project Description Quinn Architects were asked to review earlier proposals for a Motorway Services Development on the M7 in Co. Tipperary.  Our brief was to improve the layout and design of the development taking into account overall site layout, separation of traffic types, safe vehicle movement and pedestrian routes.  The development includes for a retail and food outlet building of approximately 1050 sq.m., 74 car parking spaces, 14 coach...

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St. Enda’s Sport Campus

Project Description St. Enda’s Sports Complex has been central to community life in Limerick City since the 1970’s.  Quinn Architects were commissioned to prepare a ‘New Vision’ plan that exploits the wonderful location and aspect of the existing Campus and integrates with the Masterplan prepared by the Limerick Regeneration Agency and thereby ensure St. Enda’s place as a centre for sporting excellence locally and...

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St. Michael’s Church Re-use

Project Description Quinn Architects were asked by the Diocese of Limerick to investigate the reinvention of St. Michael’s Church as a public venue for the Arts and Local Community. The sketch design proposals sought to exploit the mix of spaces and volumes within the Neo- Romanesque church building to create an stimulating environment with defined areas contained within the overall space of the church and given individual expression...

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