Project Completed

Project Description

A brand new purpose designed Art House Cinema for Galway is currently under construction. Solas Picture Palace Galway incorporates three cinemas long with a public bar, bookshop and a café all on a very tight and confined site located in Spanish Arch in Galway.

The main structure of the building will be exposed fair faced reinforced concrete – which will be concealed internally within cinemas (for acoustic reasons) but left exposed in other areas both externally and internally. It will be treated with a white tinted sealer to achieve a translucent finish.

The project is completed and the cinema is open to the public.

Construction photographs were taken by CORA with the completed project photographs courtesy of Peter Maybury.

Before and After


Design Team


de Paor Architects

de Paor Architects

M&E Engineer:

Ramsey Cox & Associates


JJ Rhatigan

Project Photographs

Project Drawings