Sound Yard

Sound Yard


Eunan, Matthew and Hannah are all former QUB graduates who met whilst completing their Architectural Masters degree together in 2017-18.

Collectively, the trio have worked in some of the UK and Ireland’s most recognised Architectural practices. Eunan began his architectural career working with Tom dePaor, and went on to complete his year out with Allies and Morrison. Matthew also practiced in London with Foster + Partners before working under the tutorship of Clancy Moore. Hannah, formerly of O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects in Dublin, is currently living in Melbourne and working with Bayley Ward Architects.

Upon completing their Masters at QUB, the trio began working for TODD Architects, where they were presented with the opportunity to enter into the RSUA Early Career Architects Design Competition.

The competition, titled – City Play, was to create a space for play along the Maritime Mile in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Working collaboratively, the team developed the competition winning entry titled ‘Sound Yard’, developing a conceptual design for an interactive sound installation.

Inspiration for the design was drawn from the rich industrial heritage of the adjacent shipyard, Harland and Wolf. The response was to create an interactive play area consisting of an array of hanging chimes that would reflect the noise of striking metal emanating from the old ship yard.

The design seeks to celebrate the legacy of the shipyard and pay homage to what once was an active and vibrant part of the city. When completed, the installation will create a harmonic, interactive space that provides a place to play along the Maritime Mile. The aspiration is that interaction with ‘sound yard’ will educate children of the significance of the ship yard in our city.

The scheme is currently undergoing design development and is due to be completed for the Titanic Foundation in March 2021. The design is being developed and facilitated in collaboration with TODD Architects.

(from left) former RSUA President Joan McCoy, Chris McComb of project sponsor JP Corry, Hannah, Matthew and Eunan at Architecture Night where their winning entry was announced


Queen’s Architecture school has formed a strong collaborative relationship with Queen’s Sonic Arts Research Centre, forming groups such as Recomposing the City.

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