Arts & Education

West Cork Arts Centre

West Cork, Ireland

A competition entry to design a new Arts building for the WCAC in Skibbereen, West Cork.

Our proposal is designed to incorporate artists’ studios, galleries, a performance space, dance studio and a workspace for education and community arts with associated facilities.

Our concept was to incorporate theses uses within a dynamic set of volumes, while orientating the spaces towards key views.

The design included a pedestrian bridge across the river which leads to the entrance at the heart of the building.

We wanted the visitor to feel immersed and surrounded by the the activities of the building as they enter it. 

Our entry formed part of an RIAI touring exhibition in 2009.