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Temple Bar’s Umbrellas Attract International Media Coverage

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012

Designed by Seán Harrington Architects, the Umbrella Project’ in Temple Bar's Meeting House Square  has recently featured in two renowned German architecture publications, Deutsches Architektenblatt and German-Architects. If you’re a German speaker (or reader), follow the links below for more information.

http://dabonline.de/2012/05/01/dublins-%E2%80%9Eumbrella-project%E2%80%9C/

http://www.german-architects.com/de/projekte/product_focus_preview/35400

Closer to home, the umbrellas provide the stage set for the new Ballygowan natural mineral water advertisement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODFt-Gja3VE

The four umbrellas were on a four-day journey from Germany, where they were engineered and manufactured by Swiss-German  MDT-Tex. The bespoke design comprises of a 21-metre high steel structure, which supports an asymmetric tilted umbrella, measuring approximately 11-metres by 14-metres. The closed umbrellas are elegant slim objects of sculptural beauty, with the canopy fabric encapsulated by the umbrella arms, inspired by bullrushes, reaching for the sky. More information can be found on www.sha.ie

 

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