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Drive Through Restaurant / Paul Dillon Architects

  • 01:00 - 4 October, 2010
Drive Through Restaurant / Paul Dillon Architects
Drive Through Restaurant / Paul Dillon Architects, © Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Briarhill, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Architects

    Paul Dillon Architects
  • Project Architects

    Paul Dillon, Zsolt Zsuffa
  • Project Team

    Brendan Horan, Gerard Rainey
  • Services

    Canney Associates
  • Fire Engineering

    Jeremy Gardner Associates
  • Quantity Surveying

    Peter Costello and partners
  • Main Contractor

    Purcell Construction Ltd.
  • Area

    590.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. On this project the challenge was how to build a drive though restaurant on a site just off the M6 motorway on the eastern edge of Galway City. In addition to the motorway and a maze of other roads, the parking lot of Briarhill Shopping Centre, the Clayton Hotel, Briarhill Business Park also surround the narrow site.

© Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

As well as the restaurant, the building has a small dry-cleaners drop-off unit at street level. The restaurant is on two levels; the kitchen, storage, staff rooms, and a small seating area are located on the ground floor. The first floor has most of the seating as well as a terrace and play area, which is designed as extension of the indoor spaces. Full height glazing wraps around this outdoor space, and protects from winds.

© Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

The floors, walls, columns, stairs and roof are constructed from concrete, which is left exposed in many areas. Externally, three materials are used, stone, concrete and glass. The local stone walls are finished flush with the silicone-jointed glazing and the exposed concrete structure. The roof, which is overlooked from the shopping centre and hotel, is finished with a ballast of rounded washed limestone pebbles. Plant is located under the roof at first floor level.

© Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

As roads surround the building there is no real front of back to the site, and several design studies were made in deciding how the building might respond to its immediate environment. In the end a very simple form emerged, with a solid stone base at street, anchored to the site, and a glazed first floor, like a public stage above the traffic. Since the buildings entrances faced onto the car park small patios were designed to humanize the portals. This is a simple, robust and local architectural response, to an ordinary, everyday public building type.

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Diana Azzam · November 11, 2015

where exactly do people drive through ?

nagm · January 12, 2013

very unique project

Sharolyn Magadan · December 26, 2010

Good blog:D I will need a decent amount of time to absorb the job.

Shinco air conditioner · November 09, 2010

Do you care if I reference part of this on my blog if I post a link to this web page?

Paul · November 09, 2010 12:49 PM

no problem, go ahead.

:D

Tiago · October 07, 2010

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martin · October 05, 2010

Actually i really like the materialization of this project.
Wondering how the interior would look like.

Quelava · October 05, 2010

stvarno si tužan lik...koju korist imaš da to trubiš po svijetu i spemaš svaki ?lanak na sajtu svojom gor?inom?
ako je i sramota (a je), naša je. time bismo se sad trebali svima hvaliti?

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up_today_arch · October 05, 2010

They just show clear shape and good selection of finishing materials... unfortunately it will be injured by outdoor advertising...

archi-troll · October 05, 2010

Mmmm, I could get an In-And-Out burger right about now.

jeff · October 05, 2010

This looks like every bank in every suburb in middle America. Is there a statement here about fast food and the banking system?

I just don't like this project.

boring · October 05, 2010 08:20 AM

You are right. Nothing special - an ordinary suburban project. Actually here's quite interesting video-speech http://bit.ly/dA1iNM from James H. Kunstler at TED session where he literally kills suburbia. “The immersive ugliness of our everyday environments in America is entropy made visible…”

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