the part of a shore between high and low-water marks, or between the
water and cultivated or developed land.
1) To reduce, and potentially eliminate, the production
of waste from the construction process.
2) To create a modern response to the built heritage of the site.
3) To provide a temporary home for public discussion around, and engagement with, the importance of high quality,
This modern interpretation avoids the necessity for glue/nails
and depends entirely on hand cut joints and bolt fastenings.
The cladding consists of reused waste wood panels – all salvaged from the truss fabrication process, an example of circular use.
An online materials passport will display the origin of and
life cycle potential of each of the material elements used.
The pavilion installed on Kyrl’s Quay is open for the public to interact & engage with the heritage and biodiversity of the site. Once this public stage of the TEST SITE project ends the pavilion will be relocated to a suitable, permanent home
within the Community of Cork City.
The film is structured around seasonal changes, documenting
evolving, plant, insect and bird life, development of built works in
progress and transformation of the site from a state of apparent
vacancy to one of temporary inhabitation. Ongoing site research
informs the films form with the inclusion of archive material in the
form of photographs, maps and deeds. Aoife will work with
Denise Woods on additional 16mm cinematography and with
Fiona Sheils on sound design.
A contextualised film programme will be co-curated by Aoife
Desmond + aemi. Designed to hold the new film ‘Mná & Sons’
and expand on its themes, it will include a filmwork by the
English filmmaker Rosalind Fowler who also works with 16mm
and social ecological themes.