This building and its associated square will be the first pieces to emerge from a Masterplan that will see significant regeneration of an area of West Belfast. Whilst associated with a new city wide rapid transit project, the building will act as a focus around which the Masterplan will develop.
Square granite figures define the two parts of the project in plan – a new public square and the building. The interior of the building is made with in–situ concrete that is dyed with a red pigment evoking the tones of Victorian brickwork that define the historic city’s streets some miles to the east.
Despite the modest scale, the building is designed to offer a sense of robust permanence at the outset of the Masterplan’s development – establishing a determined character derived from visible construction of heavy materials in the hope that such values might inform the wider project as it evolves.