Architecture – Located in the Docklands, Dublin’s ultimate hip district, The Mayson new boutique hotel by ODOS Architects is a redevelopment of two protected structures – one formerly a town house built in 1860 and the other an industrial warehouse dating back to 1870. The 45,000 square feet project features 94 stylish bedrooms and suites, bars, restaurants, gym, an event space and an outdoor courtyard.
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“The restoration project is a redevelopment of No.81 and No.82 North Wall Quay. Both buildings were in a dilapidated condition and had not been used in over two decades. The concept was to redevelop these strikingly unique buildings by drawing on their existing, inherent characters.” Explains ODOS founder David O’Shea.
“The ambition for No.81 was to retain a public house on the ground floor, resulting in intervention to the existing structure and restoring the original features. No.82 is one of the few remaining warehouse structures on the north quays and presented a rare to establish this forgotten building.”
ODOS have kept the original features and fixtures such as the fireplaces and the restoration of the old Valence & McGrath pub including its shop front and worked in collaboration with ODON on interiors. “Various local historical groups were consulted in the pre-production phase, which helped to inform The Mayson’s overall contemporary style.”
The hotel also features an unusual ‘living’ wall where plants grow up through an internal courtyard, adding to the unconventional off-beat ethos of The Mayson. The Ryleigh’s restaurant offers a rooftop restaurant with views of all over Dublin.
Established in 2002, ODOS Architects is a multi-award winning Architecture & Interior Design practice with studio’s in Dublin, London and New York. “As a practice, we are wholly interested in the realisation of contemporary architecture, responding to various social and cultural influences by focusing on the latent possibilities inherent in each project.”
All photos by ODOS Architects.
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