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ST CANICE's CATHEDRAL
St Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny. This ecclesiastical site was founded in the 6th century and named after St Canice. Cill Channigh is the Gaelic for the Church of Canice, the church that originally stood on the site in the 6th century. The committee at the cathedral wanted to add some multimedia elements that would provide the visitor with a little more than your conventional cathedral experience.
Mirador Media took an informative yet discrete approach when designing the cathedral's new interpretation. Mirador designed a non-intrusive visitor flow with the aid of custom made barriers constructed from damaged pews. The reconditioned timber was used to frame frosted vinyl and perspex designed to mimic the cathedral’s stained glass. Specially designed books interpreting key elements of the cathedral were fixed to lecterns also made from reconditioned pews. Stand-alone display panels were designed for the interpretation area along with children's activities. This new interpretation builds on elements designed and built by Mirador at St. Canice's previously. In the round tower adjacent to the cathedral Mirador Media produced 3 audio commentaries/soundscapes which educate and guide visitors up the 30 meter tower and through its history. Part of the brief was to re-design the retail area and to provide a modular seating and staging system to support the cathedral's programme of events. For the retail area Mirador designed units and counters inspired by the book stalls of the Seine in Paris. This bespoke concept furniture allows all goods to be presented in an attractive manner in units that are in keeping with the church's furnishings.
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