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Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2022

An unusual 19th century Protected Structure, brought back into high quality residential use on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Shay Cleary Architects are delighted to announce that our project, The Residence, 94 St Stephen's Green is a finalist in the Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2022.

The Residence, 94 St Stephen’s Green is a small, mid 19th century protected structure located on St Stephen’s Green South, with fantastic views over the Green and to the wider city centre area. The building was constructed with the adjoining former Methodist Centenary Church of 1842-43. It was originally the Methodist Minister’s residence, or Manse, and later became offices for the church.

Externally, the fabric has been carefully refurbished, with unsympathetic modern alterations removed and original fabric restored. Unusually built without an entrance on the Green, an elegant modern glazed lobby and access stair is added to the rear façade to provide the building with an appropriate new entrance.

Internally, original features have been restored in accordance with best practice conservation methods and discreet interventions allow for the incorporation of modern residential amenities while retaining the essential character, proportions and features of the existing internal spaces.

Between internal restoration and modern architectural intervention, the intention has been to emphasize excellence in quality, craftsmanship and a considered luxuriousness in every detail.

The refurbishment has added to the very small number of buildings returned to residential use on St Stephen’s Green and provides a high standard of prime sector residential accommodation in this exclusive city centre setting.

Congratulations to the client, Kennedy Wilson, contracting team Glenbeigh Construction and to our design team colleagues.

We look forward to the announcement of the winning project in June.


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