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Goethe-Institute Irland announces redevelopment and expansion of its Head Quarters


Designed by Irish-German architecture practice Henchion Reuter Architects, commissioned by the German Foreign Office and managed by the German Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, the construction project will involve an extensive renovation and remodelling of the historic Georgian building and, post-development, will deliver new spaces and services for the Goethe-Institut, including a language school on-site and a public café in the historic building.

For the duration of the building project (September 2014 to Autumn 2016), the Goethe-Institut will relocate to its current Education building at 62 Fitzwilliam Square, and some services will be reconfigured during the development.

The redevelopment of the Goethe-Institut’s Irish HQ at 37 Merrion Square will see the 1790 Georgian townhouse refurbished to its period glory and welcome the creation of a new garden and contemporary mews building on the site. Building work commences in February 2015.

Henchion und Reuter Architekten was established in Leipzig in 1994. In 1998 Henchion Reuter Architects was established in Dublin. The practice has received numerous design excellence awards in recent years. Completed projects include private homes, hotels, bridges, community and sports centres.

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