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IStructE Lecture: Wexford Opera House

13 May, 2009 (20:52) | Engineering


The rebuilding of Wexford Opera House, the first purpose-designed opera house in Ireland was
completed on schedule for the 2008 autumn opera festival. The new opera house has been
constructed in the town centre on the site of the old Theatre Royal, contains two theatres of
differing scales. The principal auditorium accommodates 780 seats, whilst a new adaptable
auditorium of 175 seats provides for performance in a variety of formats.

Arup Consulting Engineers were the Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineers on the
development will describe how this steel framed building was designed and constructed. The
highly complex geometry of the steel frame, including curved fronted auditorium balconies, was
assembled in 6 phases working out from the most landlocked corner of the site.

This talk will be presented by Cian Ó Donnchadha, Chartered Engineer, Arup Consulting Engineers.

6.30 pm Tuesday 19th May 2009, Room 259, DIT, Bolton Street, Dublin 1

(Tea/ coffee reception at 6.00pm in the College). All welcome.

See the flyer here.





Comment from Urlaub Sardinien
Time: 12 June, 2009, 19:46

This is well designed and very fabulous architecture work. I like how they design the curving seats and how it was arranged . This is really Millions of $ project.

Comment from Study skills blog
Time: 17 July, 2009, 13:30

Goodness! I didn’t know that Wexford Opera House is that good. It is elegant and seemed to be comfy no matter where you’re sitting. I hope I can sit and watch a performance here in the near future.

Comment from Mikaela
Time: 22 August, 2009, 06:17

The architectural design is magnificent. It carries the elegance and sense of comfort that one would wish for in an opera house. Splendid job for those people responsible for building the wexford opera house.

Comment from Timo Steffensen
Time: 12 September, 2009, 17:21

This Wexford Opera House was truly made by a magnificent mind and talent of the Engineers and Architectures that teamed up to build this. I believe that this is one one the modern Opera House that was build> As i looked with its structural section design it was really spacious and safe in case there are calamities like earth quake or Fire.

Comment from Casa Rambla
Time: 14 September, 2009, 20:17

It’s a beautiful work with space, even though the differences are so big it reminds me of Lou Khans library in Exeter.

Comment from Jonny
Time: 28 October, 2010, 09:05

I seen and heard opera in more houses than I care to remember, but I’ve never, yes NEVER been to a theatre where you can hear the voices like you can in the new house in Wexford. They literally fly over the orchestra. Quite astonishing.

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