Within a redevelopment plan for the old North Wall Quay Docklands Dublin inserted this rehabilitation project that combines modernity with traditional glass brick maker British architecture. The old warehouses of the early twentieth century, Edwardian, have been mollify, but respected by a new structure to look ethereal, and it is a new structure that has earned him numerous awards. The structure, including houses an auditorium with capacity for 14,000 people, is designed as a box of shadows, able to reflect what is “cooked”inside, enriching the visual dialogue between inside and outside the building.
The auditorium is one of the largest in the British Isles, despite its size, the seat farthest from the stage is 60 meters east. The refurbishment was carried out by U.S. firm Populous. Opened in 2008 and has more than 150 cultural events a year, certainly a great example to follow as rehabilitate abandoned industrial buildings, making the city look rather than that you turn your back.