The development of a U2 exhibit on the site of their current studios, at Hanover Quay in Dublin 2, will act as focal point for fans of the band visiting their hometown. Given their international status there was the need to make a bold and unambiguous artistic statement while being cognisant of the specific restraints and possibilities presented by the site. The proposed new structure is arranged as a series of three vertically staggered blocks, each with its own scale and material expression, cantilevered over a new entrance plaza which sits over the adjoining Grand Canal Dock. When complete it will provide access to a wealth of archive material alongside more interactive and innovative displays and exhibits, all within the environs of where much of the bands music was made and from where they drew so much inspiration. The palette of materials chosen directly references both the history of the area and that of the band itself, creating an exciting and challenging architectural solution for what will be a valuable addition to the city's tourist infrastructure.
Awaiting planning approval