New Offerings MHS will be a high quality, unique and spectacular venue incorporating : Retractable roof in shape of 4 umbrellas – 10 min opening sequence Toilet facilities Acoustics improvements Increased flexibility of use The ability to create a bar / refreshment area Catering links with neighbouring businesses
Beautiful architectural feature and an attraction in its own right, both open & closed Cantilevers for hanging lighting, speakers, blackouts or decoration from PA installed in poles Colour changing lighting A new Irish design solution for an age old Irish problem Summary of Umbrella Design
Key project milestones Construction started 23 rd January 2011 Date of installation of umbrellas June 2011 Official launch 15 th July Stages of Project
Cultural Uses Traditional & International Festivals Dance Events Artisan Displays of Work Theatrical & Opera Events Lunchtime Symphony Concerts Markets & Fairs Movies
Possible Commercial Uses Conference add on entertainment “Dine Around” meeting point Product launches Drinks receptions Press Conferences Awards Ceremonies Televised Sports ( Rugby World Cup etc)
Past Commercial Events BMW & Mini Car Launches Jameson Movies Seasons Fashion Shows Eurovision Flashmob Filming “Taste of Asia” Food and Drink Festival Private Anniversary Parties Movies and Gigs
Location, location, location Iconic “hidden” space in the cultural heart of the city Good public transport links Events expertise in house within TBCT Possibility to collaborate with neighbouring organisations to create spectacular multi-venue Capitalise on the international goodwill for Temple Bar Why Meeting House Square?
Excellent branding opportunities both within the spaces and on the gates Large footfall for public events – up to 70,000 per day Ability to customise the layout of the space to create different environments to suit a brand Customisable lighting to match the brand Ability to link up with TBCT’s online presence Venue has the “wow” factor Business Advantages
Meeting House Square Limited only by the imagination !