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5 investigates how architecture should respond to tragedy and suggests that thoughtful, poetic architecture with deep seeded meaning is the answer. A history museum in Dublin, Ireland focusing on the five largest tragedies in Irish history serves as the vehicle for this investigation. 5 reclaims this landscape and gives a voice to those forgotten in the five largest tragedies in Irish history. The museum dives underground and focuses on ushering the user through narrow, concrete, and eerie exhibits that erupt into a crescendo with flowing water and pools open to the air that serve as a space to reflect and digest the heavy topics discussed in the exhibits. Finally, the towers shoot to the sky slowly revealing more perforations with warm, welcoming light with one tower facing the past of ancient castles and the other hopefully pointed at Dublin.