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Point Square | Tune-scape

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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland

    Status: Competition

    Awards: Runner-up

    Point Square outside the O2 Arena in Dublin will be a space where musicis played, listened to, debated and celebrated. As a counterpoint tothe other spaces in the city, the new square is conceived as a dynamicflowing landscape.  A series of gentle ground undulations create abalance to the presence of the east stage by also placing focus on thepeople using the space at distributed centres of attraction forstanding, sitting or playing an instrument. This landscape canaccommodate a wide range of scenarios from large crowds for concerts,to intimate gatherings, to individuals comfortably enjoying the view,without the need for reconfiguring furniture.

    In addition toholding concerts, the landscape enables the square to become a newfocus for the citys thriving culture of street buskers and performers - a landscape of music and performance. Rather than just a visualspectacle, the square combines both form and content in a participatoryspace that contributes to the citys civic urbanity. We call this spaceDublin tune-scape.