Dublin Airport bars take off with Douglas/ Wallace

All five bars at Dublin airport are being revamped by architecture and design group Douglas/ Wallace in a phased development programme set to be completed over the next 12 months.

The consultancy has recently finished work on the first of the five venues – the Green Room Bar in the Landside arrivals area – and will shortly begin work on the Skyview Bar on the mezzanine level. Featuring three separate bars, the 929m2 venue is due to be completed by the summer.

Designed by Douglas/ Wallace designer Daniel O’Donnell, the Green Room Bar features clean and elegant lines, evoking a modern reworking of the classic island bar design associated with many airports and ocean liners of the 1940s and 1950s.

Backlit glass which changes colour and creates a series of different moods in the bar space, is complemented by luxurious white leather and dark woods, “bringing back some of the long-lost glamour to air travel”, according to an airport spokesman.

O’Donnell adds: “The arrivals bar is the scene of many family get-togethers, with returning emigrants and family members from overseas.

“We have developed a very modern space which allows for intimate gatherings but which also has the atmosphere of a busy urban bar,” he says.

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