A new heart for Loreto Abbey, Dalkey
The complex of buildings at the Abbey have evolved through time. This story is the next phase of its evolution. It offers, a new heart, a vibrant and exciting social amenity, for the school and its community. The sports hall building is used as a catalyst to image this next phase of the evolution. It helps to create a new heart, a quandrangle, centrally located and framed by the new and existing buildings. It is a new social space for the college. It is south facing and sheltered from the wind. Staff and students alike can meet here and can use the space to gather, to gossip, to lunch, to walk, to exercise, to celebrate, to park bikes, to grow plants, to enter the sports hall, etc.