Hospitality & Leisure Projects
Our Brief, first and foremost, to Consider Design as a philosophy. regardless of a projects size or use, architecture can–and should–improve the way people live, work & play.
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This starbucks fit-out explored the use of natural, recycled products and FSC Timber. As Starbucks have Environmental design is the heart of what they do, that’s why they have more LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) outlets than other brands. We explored the tangible benefits to be accrued from a more human-centred approach to the design and for this reason choose wood. Wood was selected for its inherent emotive qualities and for its ability to connect to inner feelings and sentiment etc.
Carrick on Shannon Retail Park
This homeware retail outlet is in the heart of Carrick-on-Shannon and was designed as the ideal place to do all your shopping in one location, the retail park was designed to include retail units of varying sizes to ensure it could facilitate both national and local favourite stores. The location of the retail park was key as it is easy to get to and located on the Dublin Road immediate to Carrick-on-Shannon town centre. The design included for landscaping and carparking as a holistic approach to the retail park.
This phenomena of Health and well-being embraces both the psychological aspects of human performance and physical health, as designers, we are interested in the potential benefits of providing options with respect to stimulating and improving physical health within an office environment. When we think about our workplaces, fitness is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is becoming more prevalent, to encourage fitness in the workplace and note the benefits to employers. One leading employer appointed us to design a state-of-the-art gym facility within their office.
Lakeside Memorial Park
Location: Chapel Rd, Portmarnock, Co.Dublin
Size: 24 acres
A planning application has been submitted by Meehan Associates for the redevelopment of the Portmarnock Raceway as a Memorial Park which will set a new standard for interment in Ireland. The park will be a celebration of life where loved ones can be honoured, remembered and respected, while also creating a new beautifully landscaped public park.
Our ambition was to create a harmonious unity of nature, architecture and artistic decoration in contrast to the proto-typical Irish cemetery which is characterised by endless rows of monuments. A new lake and waterfalls create interesting vistas and an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
A tall curved granite wall encircles the site entrance. Conceptually the wall marks the passing from the outside world to the memorial park. The cantilevered pavilion roof creates a sheltered café terrace which sits on the lake edge.