Patrick Tyrrell_Architecture Portfolio Selected Projects 2008 - 2013
BSc Arch Tech, B Arch
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Balbriggan Waterfront Masterplan + Boat Workshop / Maritime Museum Balbriggan Waterfront, Balbriggan, Dublin
Balbriggan Waterfront Masterplan + Boat Workshop / Maritime Museum Balbriggan Waterfront, Balbriggan, County Dublin This project presented the opportunity to research and examine Architecture from a different perspective. It began with the natural environment, taking part of the coastline of Balbriggan in North County Dublin as the starting point and viewing the coastline from the waterside direction. It explored a variety of conditions, particularly the areas where man has intervened for a source of livelihood , amenity or safety. The coastline was viewed from both macro and micro viewpoints, examining how man has interacted with the environment both positively and negatively. The brief asked to help minimise the negative impacts of human development on coastal systems and restore where possible a balance between mans needs and that of the natural environment. Balbriggan Harbour was to be reinvigorated and developed to improve the livelihood of the fishermen in improving their position for the 21st century. This involved the examination of fishing processes and the processing of the catch. The craft and skill base involved in boat maintenance, repair and associated trades. The role of the viaduct and its location in relation to the coastline in Balbriggan was also examined. The end result was to be a building proposal / intervention which would transform and strengthen the existing coastal eco system.
Cork Street Housing Scheme Shortlisted for RIAI Travelling Scholarship Award 2012 Cork Street, The Liberties, Dublin
Housing Scheme_RIAI Travelling Scholarship 2012 Cork Street, The Liberties, Dublin City Urban 2012 This competition the third step in an overall study of a framework for compact city living in the 21st century. Looking at how it can be best achieved and how the typical Irish person could be persuaded to happily live in future Irish Cities. The challenge was to explore, on an urban infill site (a component that could support vibrant life-long urban living within the context of an urban block) with a view to creating environments for high quality communal living, attractive to diverse multi-generational family units.The task involved addressing at the scale of a block, issues of the city, communal and home realms, with a particular emphasis on re-imagining the notion of an urban ‘Home’ for future generations. This new Urban neighbourhood city block was to create an exciting template for multiple generations living side by side with strategies to accommodate the evolving age groups.
Life Long Urban Living The proposed scheme was intended to reinstate the built edges along Cork Street, Chambers Street and Ormond Street per the historic grain displayed in John Rocque’s map of Dublin in 1756. The Cork Street edge is formed by a two storey plinth which offers public and community amenities and spaces as well as storage space for the residents. The Ormond Street edge into Weavers’ Square is formed by 3 storey edge court units which sit above a ground level communal storage space. As you move into Chambers Street, approaching Newmarket, the inner workings of the scheme reveal themselves. This area is inhabited by 4-storey inner court units that sit in communal green space occupied by allotments and gathering spaces. Two distinct urban dwelling typologies have been developed that attempt to blur the lines between the private and the communal realms. Four brick towers sit above the Cork Street plinth offering each household access to sunlight and an open space which is a clear extension of their living space. Communal garden spaces have been carved out of the towers to create a significant communal space within the tower itself. The edge and square courts contain each contain 3 units to allow for several generations of a family to develop within one ‘house’. These units rotate about each other in an attempt to challenge the deeply set definition of a family ‘home’ in the Irish psyche by dissolving the barriers between private and communal open space.
Dublin School of Architecture + Construction Linenhall, Yarnhall Street, Dublin
Dublin School of Architecture + Construction Linenhall, Yarnhall Street, Dublin Linenhall is a trade school which recently became home to the Dublin School of Architecture which was previously situated in Bolton Street. As a result the Linenhall is now shared between a number of different users with possibly different concerns - staff, students, different departments, making, thinking and drawing. All kinds of different activities happen in and around Linenhall and these activities bring with them differing needs and challenges. How a building must change and adapt in response throughout history to rapidly altering situations (educational, economic, social etc.) is manifest in Linenhall, my proposal would be the newest of many layers, it would not be the last. This project was an exploration of the ideas surrounding the identity and community of this school. The brief was to focus on the design of the final stage of the present Linenhall development, essentially the ‘front of house’ and courtyard area. The current goal for this school is to establish itself as the Dublin School of Architecture and Construction. However the issues of ‘identity’ and ‘security’ that will face the formation of such a school can often end up producing a ‘fortress’ that has little or no interface with the local community. My project sought to explore how the Dublin School of Architecture + Construction could engage with its locality. My proposal for the Dublin School of Architecture + Construction had 3 primary goals. Firstly, to establish a footing on Bolton Street that could act as a signpost for Linenhall while creating a link with the existing DIT faculty on Bolton Street. To achieve this I proposed that a vacant site on the corner of Bolton Street and Henrietta Place be inhabited by DSA+C. This site could be used as an exhibition space where students could showcase their work to the city. Secondly, to create a greater sense of engagement between the Linenhall site and the city. To achieve this I proposed a pedestrianised promenade from Bolton Street into the Linenhall along with opening up of the hard edge of the southeast corner of the site. Lastly, to create meaningful shared social spaces for the staff, students and local residents to interact within. The existing Linenhall building is layered with inherent hierarchies, both social and physical. To address this while causing as little disruption to this ‘working building’ as possible I proposed the construction of social spaces that were somewhat removed from the building itself. This sense of removal was intended to create spaces that felt free from the hierarchies of the existing building.
Dublin Institute of Technology Library Aungier Street, DIT Southern District, Dublin
Dublin Insstitu ute of Tech hnology_District Library y Aung Au ng gie er St Street et, DI et DIT So S ut uthe hern n Disstrrict, Dub blliin The aim m of th this iss the esi siss is to pr prop opose an n altter en na atitive ve e to o th the pr the prop pro opossed ed re elo ocation ocat n of the e Du ub blin Inst s itute eT Te ech chno nolo no l gy frro om itts ci city cen entr ntr t e lo oca atitio ons to th ons on he site he e curr cu rren e tlly occu occc piied by St. St. Br Bren enda an’s n’ Ho n’ H spi sp pital on the no ort rthh--we west ed dge off dge dg D bl Du blin in n Citty. Thi hiss pr prop opos o al al wou ould l takke th t is ide ea off a ‘ci c ty y bui uild din ng proj o ecct’t and appl an appl plyy iitt to o Du ubl b in Citity’ y s exxis istititing ng g urb rban an corre, crre eattin ing g a ce entra ntra alilised li DIT te DI errrittor oryy with th hin n the citty as opp ppossed ppos ed to on one on n its ts edg dge. e. 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Thi his se his seep epa ep age as opp age ppos ose ed to ed fre ee flflo ee ow iss vitital a to al al allo lo low ow a di dist stin inct ctio ion n to be made betwe een e th he e two enttitie itie iess (th he ciitty an a d th t e in i sttititu utio ut on) n) and can an n be achieved throu ugh g porosity. Thi his his allo ows ws the ins nsstititu utition o to es esta tabl blish its id identity, while ensuri ring ri ng tha at it doe esn sn’t’t be bec eco com me e cllo ose sed d of offf ffrrom m its s hosst ci city ty y and hosst co comm mmun u ititie un ies. ie ss.. This Th hiss pro ropo po osa sal w wiill foccus u on th he So Sout Sout uthe h rn he n Dis istr str tric ict ic ct wh w ere ere a siite er t has bee en id den entitit fified ed d in n the e ‘b ‘back la land nd dss’’ bet e we een Aun ngi gier ier e Stree trree eet, t Lon t, ongf gfor gf for ord d St Stre re eet Littlle and an n Step ephe ep en St Stre re eet e Upp pper perr. Th he si site te sitits ts in the cen entr tre tr e of the he pro opo pose ed so outhern n dis isttrict, icct, jus ustt outs t ide ide of of the citityy bl bloc ockk that th hatt hol o ds Dub u lilin n Ca Casst stle e. Pa art of this th s pro th rop po p osa sal is to o open en the man anyy ‘b ‘blo lock ckag ages es’’ th that at exi xist st alo l ng the pe erimete er of of Dublin liin Ca Cast ast stle le e to al allow DIT T st s af afff and students to inha abi b t the op pen e sp pace th hat exists with hin thi hiss heavily he e fo ort r ifi fie ed ci c ty block. I would pro op e th opose that tha at eac ach h di dist stri st riict witi hi hin n th the e pr prop opos op osed os ed DIT T ter e riitoryy has th heir ow wn ce cent ntrra ntr al lilib libr bra arry th that a wiilll se at serv rvve as as a com ommo mmo on gr grou ound ou nd whe h re DIT s afff and st d sttud dents co on nvve erg rge e wh whililile e acctitin ng as a le ng lear a ni ar ning ressou ning ourc rce e th that at can be e sha ared re ed wi w th h the he city. itty. y. Thi h s libr b ary will see ek to creat re eatte a ga gath ther her eriin ing po ing poiin int int with wit wi thin n the e Sou uth he errn Di D st s riict c for the he DIT fac a ul ultitities es whi hilile le offferi ff ing a platform for ff engageme ment nt and int nter erac a tition ac on witith th th he Ci City ty of Du D bl b in n. The districtt lib bra arryy bui uilldin ngs will be be pla ann nned ed on th the e ba basi siss of 1sq si sqm qm of nett usable floor spa pace ce perr fulll--tim me stude dent witith dent h 0.5sqm 5s m per e part--time titime stu tude dent de nt.. nt Thiis in effe Th ect me ea ans n the 10, 0 00 000 fu fullll-t l-t -tim tim me an and nd 10 10,0 ,000 ,0 0 part 00 arrt-tititime me stu tud dent dent n s in in D T woul DI u d re equ q irre 15,000 0sq s m ne et floo oor or sp pacce or o 18,00 0 0sqm 0ssqm gro r ss flflo oo orr spac ace ac e, allow e, llllowin ow win ing 20 20% ‘b 20% bal a ance ce e’ sp pac ace. As ea acch diist stri str rictt will be be ser erve ved d byy two sep epar arat atte lib brar arie es, eac ach h lilibr brar arry bu buiildi d ng will nee e d to o acch hie eve e a net et flflo oor spa acce e of ap pprox proxxim matel elyy 7, 7,50 500s 50 0 qm 0s m to me meet et the need ne eeds of DIT T wh hiile e actin ng as a publilicc lea arniing resourc arni ar rce e forr Du ubl blin n Cittyy..
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1. Library Cafe_220sqm 2. Social Block / Archive Entrance Lobby_60sqm 3. Library Reception / Circulation Desk_150sqm 4. Meander 5. Courtyard Garden 6. Student Supplies / Print Shop_125sqm
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BSc Arch Tech, B Arch
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