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The Architectural Programme for Creative Ireland 2017; dlr Architects’ Department in collaboration with and designed by A2 Architects and Alan Meredith Studio and supported by dlr Parks Department presents dlr RED JETTY - a temporary seat that will offer a place for all ages to meet as well as rest, to be located in a number of parks and public spaces in the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown over the summer months.

With echoes of Dun Laoghaire Pier, the geometry of the bench starts as a line and then spirals in on itself to make a forum at its centre.  It will be painted in a signal red and will rest on cylindrical concrete supports so that it can be easily disassembled and allow for various other geometric configurations to suit its setting each time it is relocated. The first location for the Jetty will be the LexIcon Garden, Moran Park   mid- July, moving around the County in August to Marlay Park, Cabinteely Park and other public spaces.

A2 Architects

3 Great Strand Street, Dublin City Centre.

A2 has been twice nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Award: in 2015 for Pulp Press, Kistefos, Norway and again in 2017 for Folding House in Mardyke Walk, Cork City. The practice has won national and international awards, including multiple Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and Architectural Association of Ireland Awards including Best House Extension 2008 for One-Up, One-Down, One-Deep, Portobello; Best Educational Building 2010 for Eurocampus, Dublin 14; Best House 2011 for Beach House, Co. Louth; Best Public Space 2014 for Granby Pop-Up Park, Dublin 1 and Best House 2016 for Folding House, Mardyke Walk, Cork City. A2 are currently working in collaboration with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Architects’ Department housing projects as well as the refurbishment and alteration of the Victorian Baths complex in Dún Laoghaire

www.a2.ie / office@a2.ie / +353 (0)1 8727393

Alan Meredith Studio

Alan’s work straddles the boundaries of contemporary craft, sculpture and architecture and he has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Graduating with a Masters in Architecture from University College Dublin, Alan currently works from his studio in County Laois for both public and private clients including one of a kind furniture for private houses, seating and space design for schools, garden structures, exhibition builds and furniture prototyping for architects and designers. His recent Awards include first place (woodturning) in the National craft awards, overall winner (2016) from the Irish woodturners’ guild and an architectural design award from the Institute of Designers in Ireland for a large scale public space at Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock. In 2017 two sculptural vessels from his “Triptych” series were selected for the 187th RHA annual exhibition.

www.alanmeredith.ie / studio@alanmeredith.ie / +353 (0) 871371085