Near Grand Canal Dock.
Image by infomatique
The centre is to the right of the photograph. I must that it looked very much closed.
The Irish Waterways Visitor Centre is located in one of the waterways it celebrates – the 1796 Grand Canal Dock. Although seemingly a floating structure, the centre is sites on steel work set into the gravel base of the dock. In true Dublin fashion, the building has received the moniker of the ‘box in the dock’s’ from Dubliners due to its form made of the primary elements of a cube and cylinder.
The services area of the building including toilets and staff areas are incorporating into a structure on the quay wall with visitors passing through this acrross a 3m long walkway to the main centre. The structure is basically a cube with one corner removed as an entrance area containing the cylinder made of glass blocks which brings light down into the foyer and includes a stairwell to the upper internal level and the roof promenade.