Yeats Lake Isle of Innisfree Pavilion Competition 2015

Project Description:

An open submission architectural competition Inspired by WB Yeats’ Poem “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”. Submissions were invited for conceptual interpretations of WB Yeats’ poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’. This International Architectural Competition was open to regional, national and international practitioners of architecture and art, proposed a poetic intervention for the island of Innisfree which would mediate between Yeats’ poetic vision and contemporary architectural ideas. The Kane Architects submission was inspired by another Yeats poem Sailing to Byzantium the line”perne in a gyre” which describes a spindle or spool (perne) and a whirling dance (gyre) inspired the form of the intervention. The brief required that the intervention should be constructed on site and transferred by small boat, this resulted in a light weight design with timber elements assembled on site. The Kane Architects entry was selected for inclusion in the accompanying exhibition publication Art, Architecture and Place The Lake Isle of Innisfree.

Location: Lake Isle of Inishfree, Lough Gill, Co. Sligo.
Organisers: The Model, The Mall, Sligo.
Role: Architect
Submission: 2015