heneghan peng architects

National Gallery of Ireland: Masterplan | Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland houses the National Collection of European and Irish Fine Art and has evolved over 150 years through a number of significant alterations and expansions. The masterplan guides the development of the Gallery bringing together its various wings into a coherent whole.

The Gallery is located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, on Merrion Square beside the Parliament (Dáil Éireann) and adjacent to the Natural History Museum, National Library, National Museum. The Gallery’s Millennium Wing creates a connection to nearby Trinity College.

The evolution of the Gallery has created 2 frontages, the Millennium Wing entrance to Clare Street close to Trinity College and the original historic entrance onto Merrion Square. The dynamic of the two entrance opens up urban connections for the NGI but the connection between these entrances is currently convoluted and problematic.

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