Re: Box Clever ?
Looks like short of a red light Harry C will do anything to get footfall down to his Point Village white elephant.
From today’s Indo
RECYCLED shipping containers will be used to build a new public space next to the O2 music venue.
The Parlour will form part of the Point Village development, near Dublin Port, new plans reveal.
The area will be used to host free outdoor events including concerts, theatre, ceilis, political rallies and a weekly produce market.
Dublin City Council said that temporary planning permission of up to five years would be sought, and that the Parlour was expected to be completed early next summer. The cost would be minimal.
A council spokesman said: “It’s not a temporary structure in the sense that we know it.
“There’s not going to be development there for some time in the current climate, and the purpose of this is to animate a space that would otherwise be unused.
“This is a huge opportunity with a new Luas terminating at the site, and will give that whole side of the city a new space.”
Architects LiD Architecture have won a design competition organised by Dublin City Council and entrepreneur Harry Crosbie, owner of the O2, which will see 116 shipping containers arranged in a giant square at the front of the venue.
A giant â‚¬10m ferris wheel, similar to the London Eye, is also planned for the site.
Meanwhile, the O2 Arena, has attracted record number of visitors since last year.
The venue is fully booked for the next 18 months, and according to the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, generates more than â‚¬100m a year for the Dublin economy.