PWOs entry for the Yeats 2015 architectural competition proposes a temporary timber structure on the Isle of Innisfree, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland.
Nine rows is inspired by the theme of Yeats poem The Lake Isle Of Innisfree: the desire to escape from a harsh urban environment, if only in our imagination, to a solitary, rural existence. The proposed structure marks a symbolic point of transition to a place of serenity.
The design introduces a light presence that suggests different possibilities of use: a dock or mooring point; a gateway; a viewing platform; a place to read or contemplate.
The installation and removal makes no environmental impact. No harmful materials or processes are used in the construction ― the structure can be assembled with hand-tools and doesn't require concrete, adhesives, paint finishes or sealants.