In January 2017 this flock of birds were set in flight on the side of the Department for Social Welfare building on North Cumberland Street, Dublin. The building is named Elizabeth O'Farrell house after the Irish nurse and humanitarian, perhaps best known for delivering the surrender in the Easter Rising of 1916.
We fitted thirty individual birds to the facade, each handmade from aluminium and powder coated to provide protection from the worst of the Irish elements, and the video below gives a quick overview of how we went about it.
The architectural project was designed and overseen by PAC Studio on behalf of the Office of Public Works and included complete revitalisation of the existing 1940s facade and a new sculptural element drawing on the Department of Social Welfare logo with birds flocking across the facade.
This is one of the many projects on which we have worked with designers, architects and state bodies to add custom features to new and existing builds. For more information on how we can help, get in contact with us through our contact page here.