Powerscourt is a distinctive example of specialty retail design. Based in a listed 18th Century townhouse, a bespoke collection of boutique goods, jewellery, art, and fine dining lends itself to a context not usually associated with retail.
Simplifying and redesigning the urban route and internal circulation was the first step in improving user experience. The original courtyard, compromised by successive alterations, is transformed into a dramatic light-dappled urban space that accommodates a changing programme of day and evening events. The new roof and piano nobile transform the courtyard, improve environmental performance, and restore the original classical order of the relationship to the main house.
- Powerscourt Town Centre
- Clarendon Properties
- Dublin, IE
- RIBA Stage D
- Alan Dempsey
- Structural Engineer: Buro Happold Environmental Design: Engineering Environments Heritage Consultant: Shaffery Associates Cost Control: WMQS