IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) has teamed up with law firm Matheson to launch an architecture showcase for what it describes as a new community space to be created in the heart of the museum.
The space will be known as ‘The Matheson Creativity Hub in Memory of Tim Scanlon’, in memory of the late former chair of Matheson, who also served as an IMMA board member.
IMMA had invited Irish and international practices to engage in an architectural competition, and six proposals are now being presented in the showcase, which is open to view until 26 March.
‘Welcoming and inclusive’
The invitation was for “an innovative re-imagining of a convivial space that invites exceptional architecture and design to provide a welcoming and inclusive multi-purpose space to support creative engagement and social connectivity for audiences of all ages”.
The winning design will be announced in March. IMMA will work with the winning practice to realise their proposal.
The six practices are:
- AB Projects & Atelier Rae,
- Borien & Ben Mullen,
- Broken Fields,
- Diogo Passarinho Studio (D_P_S),
- Resolve, and
- Studio Makkink & Bey.
Matheson has worked with IMMA since 2015, supporting over 50 artists through new commissions and major international exhibitions.