We live in the cities for years and we do not even know what is around us.
We pass the same streets thousands times in a rush and never really look at what is there.
I was lucky to host my cousin for few days.
She is an architect. She helped me discover Dublin from different perspective.
I have learnt so much about Dublin architecture which I never knew before.
I want to share with you some interesting facts.
1. BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE
The building was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. He is a Polish-American architect. His buildings include: World Trade Center Master Plan in New York, Jewish Museum in Berlin and many more. Dublin can be proud to posses such an amazing construction.
2. SAMUEL BECKETT BRIDGE
Who does not know this bridge? It’s in the heart of city and looks like music harp. The bridge was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. On his list of completed project we have: Florida Polytechnic University, Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janerio. Lately the architect was chosen to create the United Arab Emirates’ national pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020.
3. THE GAIETY SCHOOL OF ACTING
And the last one on my list is probably the least known one. The building was designed for Viking Centre, currently The Gaiety School of Acting. It was completed 20 years ago and designed by Irish architect Gilroy McMahon. The design incorporate a number of buildings including Church of St. Michael and St. John.
An interesting art connected to the architecture is the mural by Grace Weir. It is a cloud star boat map. Grace created the mural for the Essex Quay facade and it is associated with astrology and constellations of the northern sky.
There are many more interesting buildings and places to discover around Dublin. I recommend to go for a walk during which instead of looking at your mobile you can look at the structures.