This exciting restoration project is a redevelopment of No.81 and No.82 North Wall Quay, where both buildings were in a dilapidated condition and had not been used in over two decades.

Studio Name: ODOS (Office of David O’Shea)
Project: The Mayson
Area: Dublin, Ireland
Year: 2019
Location: Dublin, Ireland

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The concept was to redevelop these strikingly unique buildings by drawing on their existing, inherent characters. The ambition for No.81 was to retain a public house on the ground floor, resulting in minimal intervention to the existing structure and restoring the original features. The interiors were done in collaboration with O’Donnell O’Neill Design.

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No.82 is one of the few remaining warehouse structures on the north quays and presented a rare opportunity to establish this forgotten building as a new Dublin landmark.

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The 45,000 square feet of the Mayson is home to 94 bedrooms and suites, bars, restaurants, event space and outdoor courtyard. The Mayson has so much going on and its excellent location means you’re in the best place to dive into everything Dublin has to offer.


ODOS – Office of David O’Shea

ODOS – Office of David O’Shea was established in 2002, and since this time they have developed a diverse client base and realised a broad range of projects, which cover a variety of scales and functions.

As a practice they are wholly interested in the realisation of contemporary architecture. The design team at ODOS responds to various social and cultural influences that modern life provokes, with a focus on the latent possibilities inherent in each project.

ODOS are a highly collaborative studio, with each design exercise being approached by a team of varied specialities and wonderfully creative individuals. They hope to instil a sense of curiosity and excitement to the functionality of spaces, stimulating a novel response to the client brief. They aspire to a simplicity distilled from the core concept, to develop honest concepts through the careful arrangement of natural light and detailing of materials.

ODOS like to work closely with clients to develop an understanding of their vision. As a result, they are able to create a building that is shaped around their client’s needs but well beyond their expectations.

On all projects, they offer a full range of expert architectural and interior design services from initial concept, through the planning, tender process and then beyond to construction. Currently, they are developing a number of projects across the UK and in Portugal.

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