Architectural photography of Mount Melleray Abbey


DHB Architects Ireland

Short-listed for an award in the ‘New and Old’ Category

at the (click here for WAF link) World Architecture Festival

in Barcelona from the  (2nd-4th November 2011 )

Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, County Waterford, is a functioning Cistercian monastery in a magnificent natural setting. Concerning the new Monk’s residential wing, architects DHB said the complex brief resulted from consultation with the abbots and monks as well as from discussion with the planning and conservation departments of Waterford county council and the heritage advisory service of the department of the environment, heritage and local government.

The principal space requirements were for 27 en-suite rooms of which seven are to be infirmary rooms and visiting nurse’s station; physiotherapy facilities; a private chapel, a community room and modern servicing. The new facilities function seamlessly within the existing monastery plan.

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photography by philip lauterbach architectural photographer