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Dungloe District Offices

McCullough Mulvin Architects

Europa | Dungloe

Straddling a narrow slice of bog land between two roads, with views across bare landscape to Mount Errigal, this civic office project was initiated as one of a network of decentralized offices to serve the dispersed population of Co. Donegal, one of the most isolated areas of Ireland. The project sits lightly on the bog, rooted in its location and its habitat, yet floating over it, approached from either side on a raised causeway  built in a manner  reminiscent of the archaic timber trackways which are discovered from time to time in Irish wetlands.
The building is composed of two boxes of similar proportions, one standing, one lying on its side; they are slightly splayed to each other (flotsam floating on the soft ground) with  the taller, plastered block extending a shelf-like roof to shelter  the lower, timber one; the taller also contains a secondary double height space. A...

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