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Crawford Hoying

The Exchange Events at Bridge Park Development

Project Description

Located in Dublin’s Bridge Park neighborhood, The Exchange is a contemporary, open event space located in the heart of Bridge Park directly next to The AC Marriott Hotel. Featuring hardwood floors, raw stone details and stunning views of historic downtown Dublin and the Scioto River, this space is the perfect setting for any event. The Exchange accommodates up to 500 guests for plated events with additional capacity for cocktail receptions and other large-scale gatherings. Due to its neutral palette and moveable décor, The Exchange also supports smaller, more intimate events. The outdoor courtyard allows events to naturally cascade outside to the beautifully landscaped terrace, perfect for al fresco events.

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Design Features

The Conference Center design is derived from the concept of exchange, relating to its unique location, its function as a community hub and its relationships to the immediate neighborhood, the proposed hotel, the Scioto River and historic Dublin. It is a place of exchange between nature and city, of ideas and cultures. The Center provides a sought after, neutral, multi-function event space prominently anchoring the entry experience of Bridge Park.

The building is layered, like the intersection of waves or the striations of the bedrock below. The main spaces are created between the layers of glass and stone. Glass is used for visual and physical entry and transparency. The stone provides the foundation and encloses the support spaces. The main event space is metaphorically, the lined wood box or treasure chest to safely and quietly house the special events happening within. At the west end of the room, all three materials overlap to create a monumental bay window overlooking the round-a-bout towards historic Dublin. This window anchors the building on the intersection and advertises the special events happening within.