Author: Denise Maguire, Editor

KNAUF AMF CEILINGS THROUGHOUT NEWLY BUILT CORK PRIMARY SCHOOL

St Columba’s Boys National School in Cork  provides a modern and progressive learning environment. The school has been completed with Knauf AMF HERADESIGN ceilings. Design and acoustic performance were key criteria, which is why HERADESIGN was the first choice and installed in all the classrooms as floating rafts …

LIMERICK ARCHITECTS WIN UK BUILT ENVIRONMENT AWARD

A Co Limerick company is the first from Ireland to win an award at the UK Built Environment Awards. Architectural Conservation Professionals (ACP) based in Grageen House, Cappanuke, Cappamore received their prize at a black-tie dinner in the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. A highly commended award was presented …

WINNERS OF LEEDS UNIVERSITY CONTEST

O’DONNELL & TUOMEY WINS LEEDS UNIVERSITY CONTEST O’Donnell & Tuomey has been selected to design a new student hub at the University of Leeds after a RIBA-run competition. The practice beat a strong line-up of finalists including Cullinan Studio, Reiach & Hall, Evans Vettori and Nicholas Hare Architects. …

GANDON MEDAL AWARD

YVONNE FARRELL AND SHELLEY MCNAMARA AWARDED RIAI GANDON MEDAL The RIAI has awarded the RIAI James Gandon Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture to Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, of Grafton Architects. The Gandon Medal is the highest personal award given to an architect in Ireland. Yvonne Farrell …

NEOLITH® SQUARES UP WITH NEOCUBE-O

Sintered Stone brand teams up with CB Stone-Tec for exclusive range of outdoor fireplaces Today, Neolith®, a market-leading brand of Sintered Stone, announces an exclusive collaboration with premium fireplace manufacturer CB Stone-Tech, neocube-o. Born from a mutual appreciation of each Neocompany’s innovative, forward-thinking and dynamic approaches, neocube-o is …

Sept/Oct 2019

IN THIS ISSUE Education – Lessons in Design Plan Turns 50 – Celebrating five decades of Ireland’s foremost independent architecture publication

ARCHITECT JEAN NOUVEL SUES PARIS CONCERT HALL

The architect behind the Philharmonie de Paris is suing the body that manages it over fines issued against him when the building opened over-budget and behind schedule. According to an article in The Guardian, the cost of the concert hall rose from €173 million when the project was …

GRAND JURY FOR 2020 RIBA INTERNATIONAL PRIZE REVEALED

RIBA has announced the Grand Jury for the 2020 RIBA International Prize, the prestigious prize for architecture outside of the UK. 2020’s Grand Jury led by Odile Decq includes Es Devlin (Lay Juror), Jeanne Gang, Rossana Hu and Gustavo Utrabo. The biennial awards celebrate buildings that exemplify design …