Concrete and the Cliffs of Moher. A winning combination.


After an early morning three hour drive from Dublin I spent a very windy day on the Cliffs of Moher photographing the Coach Park Reception Building for the award winning Denis Byrne Architects. The cliffs are really impressive and the visitor numbers are extraordinary. The building was designed to have a minimum visual impact on the stunning landscape. It is a wonderful example for the use of concrete using both its strength to hold back the mound, beneath which the offices dwell, and the finesse of the material giving shape and texture. Particularly clever and subtle are the lighting niches and skylights. The sharp angles of the entrances to the subterranean offices change depending on your point of view. Denis Byrne Architects won Best Building Category at the Irish Concrete Society Awards against really stiff competition. A big congratulations to them. I have photographed other award winning projects for Denis Byrne Architects over the years and they are always outstanding. A really creative team, it is always a joy to work with them.

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Eugene Langan PhotographyStudio Eight, 32 North Brunswick St., Dublin 7. D07 TWX3

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