Cafe Fitout Dublin

Georges Street Bear Market Cafe

I collaborated on this commercial fit-out with DUA.

Our role and deliverables

We undertook all architectural tasks during the tender and construction period of this project. Current project status: Complete 2019

After an initial meeting with the client and site appraisal it was established that we would not need to go through the planning process as the building’s previous use was as a cafe. Therefore no change of use was needed. During the initial meeting the client requested accelerated timelines. We issued a fee proposal and established a brief after which we accommodated the clients request. We did this by completing the sketch design phase within 4 weeks and completing and issuing a tender package within two weeks.


“Our intent was to fill the space with vertical lines, and thus gently fragment the space, filtering the views and people within it. This forest of steel created a brutal yet honest space. The finished cafe would be perceived through the filtered vertical lines of the reinforcement bars, with shelving and benches hidden and supported within them. With steel dominating the interior,all other elements would simply act as a backdrop. The original interior was stripped back to the core two new elements were added - horizontal lines of timber and vertical lines of steel intersected each other gridding the interior.” - Darragh Breathnach MRIAI B.arch director of DUA