Alley Arts & Conference Centre

Strabane, Northern Ireland

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With its distinctive fascia graphics, the Alley Arts Centre is an important presence in the Northern Irish town of Strabane. The performing arts building is the result of a collaboration between GHA and Alan Jones Architects.

Its foyer, seen through the glazed frontage, is part of the street scene and fronts a 265-seat auditorium and café restaurant.

The theatre is technically innovative too with the multi-purpose auditorium allowing conference uses and employing a low volume and velocity air displacement system. On completion, the Centre won a Royal Society of Ulster Architects Design Award.

Royal Society of Ulster Architects Award 2008