Designed in 1991 under the auspices of Temple Bar Properties, Meeting House Square takes its name from two venerable buildings bordering the space, the 18th Century Presbyterian Meeting House and 19th Century Quaker Meeting House. The former was transformed in 1992 to become the Irish Film Institute, and the metamorphosis from waste ground to one of the City’s most remarkable architectural spaces was underway. Today, the edges of the square are formed by a huddle of vibrant cultural organisations, with their structures realised by some of Ireland’s most notable architects. Buildings such as the Gallery of Photography, The National Photographic Archive and the Ark, boasting its Calatrava stage, mean that the boundaries of the square have evolved to become a sculptural showcase of modern urban design.
Melissa Nolan. 12 East Essex St, Dublin 2
Phone: 01 677 22 55