Dungloe District Offices

Straddling a narrow slice of bog land between two roads, with views across bare landscape to Mount Errigal, this civic project was initiated as one of a network of Decentralised Offices to serve the dispersed population of Co. Donegal, one of the most isolated areas of Ireland. The project sits lightly on the bog, rooted in its location and habitat, yet floating over it, approached from either side on a raised causeway reminiscent of the archaic timber trackways discovered from time to time in Irish wetlands. 

The building is composed of two boxes of similar proportions, one standing, one lying on its side; they are slightly splayed to each other (flotsam floating on the soft ground) with the taller plastered block extending a shelf-like roof to shelter the lower timber one. The taller also contains a secondary double height space.