Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

The requirement to retain the listed façade of a famous warehouse on Dublin’s historic quayside dictated the tightest of building envelopes for this arena for LiveNation. Populous converted the interior hall into a unique elliptical amphitheater auditorium, while retaining the building’s essential features. In addition to creating a new arena type, we installed the largest air-activated, relocatable seating system in the world. An integrated SPS seating tier was another world first. As well as the innovative flexible capacity, the acoustics are of concert hall quality, something that’s unique in an arena of this size.

Thanks to its wide wings, retractable seating and a well-positioned service area for minimal setting up and breakdown time, the 3Arena has the flexibility to accommodate a great variety of stage and sports events. The venue hosts over 150 event nights per year and major touring acts declare it the best for audience interaction in the world.