Brookfield Youth and Community Centre
The Brookfield Youth – Community – Crèche Centre sits in an area of strong social deprivation on an open tract in Tallaght on the edge of Dublin city. Its long and irregular rhythm communicates a slightly inchoate but perhaps beautiful spatial and even social order born out of a desire for ‘specialness.’ This is expressed through colour, light, structure and movement. The creation of the building was played out in a difficult economic and constructional environment amidst desultory disinterest and with a pervading sense of the possible ultimate destruction of the new place. Yet it has, like a survivor, persisted to give rise to a new phase of dialogue in that place on the nature of the inclusive institution. The exhibited film documents the character and purpose and the fledgling life in use of this new institution.
CreditsFilmmakers: Bang Bang Teo in collaboration with Hassett-Ducatez Architects
Director/Camera: Mark McLoughlin
Editor: Lanka Haouche
Sound: Brian Cass
Music: Jürgen Simpson, Fergus Kelly