in response to the city council’s aspiration to encourage ‘city living’, the extension and refurbishment of st. patrick house seeks to accommodate new city dwellers in what will soon become a revitalised quarter, adjacent as it is to the future railway station redevelopment within cork city. the refurbishment of the existing building accommodates both new commercial and living environments, while a new two storey addition on top of the existing local landmark red brick building creates more living spaces and provides for extensive landscaped rooftop amenity and aspect. architecturally, the contemporary nature of the additional built form responds positively to the spirit of what already exists – the old embracing the new, creating an updated skyline in this area of the city.

       

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