Libeskind Dublin Theatre Scheme Complete

4 March 2010 (Last Updated March 4th, 2010 18:30)

Work on a new 2,000-seat Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin is almost complete and will be unveiled later this month. The €75m ($102m) seven-storey theatre has been designed by Daniel Libeskind, and is sited in a 13,500m² area. The new theatre is part of a €196m ($268m) comple

Work on a new 2,000-seat Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin is almost complete and will be unveiled later this month.

The €75m ($102m) seven-storey theatre has been designed by Daniel Libeskind, and is sited in a 13,500m² area.

The new theatre is part of a €196m ($268m) complex, which comprises a 21,000m² block to the south and another 33,000m² block to the north, providing office and retail space.

Various cladding systems with perforated stainless steel rain screens lined with glazed strips on the main theatre demarcate it from the commercial spaces within the scheme, reports bdonline.co.uk.

The complex frontage features a new piazza serving as an outdoor lobby for public events, while the multi-level internal theatre lobby offers views across the piazza and the waterfront.

The practice worked with McCauley Daye O'Connell Architects, Arup and Arts Team to complete the project.