Myrtle Square Canopy has been realised

On the new Myrtle Square in the Irish town of Dún Laoghaire, Octatube realized a striking canopy. The canopy of 20 meters long and 10 meters wide and a vibrant yellow colour stands as a new landmark in the city.

The canopy of four columns with wooden elements in between. For stability, the four columns are welded together. The steel mesh inside two of the columns ensures that climbing plants can grow on the structure. The wooden elements on top do serve an aesthetic function, but do not have a structural function.

The silhouette of the structure – designed by Dara O'Daly from the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council – has been inspired by both the gable-fronted houses seen around the town and the hulls of moored boats seen down at the harbour. The use of tension bars and steel compression struts helps achieve the architectural intent.

Read more about the Myrtle Square Canopy here.


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