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National Gallery awarded RIAI Silver Medal in Conservation

National Gallery of Ireland’s Historic Wings Refurbishment by Heneghan Peng Architects and Blackwood Associates Architects is the winner of the RIAI Silver Medal for Conservation and Restoration 2014–2016. The winning entry has been described as displaying both ingenuity and restraint in its approach, working with the existing buildings and unlocking dormant potential to reinvigorate the gallery.

The Jury commended the project for bringing both light and space deep into the heart of the building but not allowing bold moves distract from the integrity of the historic buildings.

Old Tower of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Berlin, Germany

New exhibition planning and extension in the Old Tower of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church: heneghan peng architects, Dublin, with Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Berlin, and artist Susan Philipsz win first prize.

The Grand Egyptian Museum | Giza, Egypt

Giza, Egypt

The site for the Grand Egyptian Museum is located at the edge of the first desert plateau between the pyramids and Cairo. It is defined by a 50m level difference, created as the Nile carves its way through the desert to the Mediterranean, a geological condition that has shaped Egypt for over 3,000 years.

Palestinian Museum | Bir Zeit

The terraced landscape of Palestine has embedded within it its history. The approach to the Palestinian Museum is to draw on this history of the terraced landscape, embedding the museum into its immediate site and drawing from this site to tell a larger story of a diverse culture.

Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre | Northern Ireland

The Giant’s Causeway lies in Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast World Heritage Site, a landscape of cliffs formed by hexagonal basalt stones, agricultural landscapes and cliffside walks. Utilising the level difference across the site, two folds are created; One, accommodates the building; The second, screens the cars from view.

Mittelrheinbrücke | Sankt Goar Sankt – Goarshausen Germany

The Mittelrheinbruecke is located in the World heritage site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The design takes a simple approach, create a structure as low, as horizontal and as thin as possible in order to minimise the visual impact.

University of Greenwich: Stockwell St. Building | London

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, this building is home to the main University of Greenwich Library and the Departments for Architecture. Landscape and Arts. The architectural challenge was provide large spaces while recognising the low rise urban fabric and creating an active streetscape.

Storm King Art Center, Arrival, Conservation & Fabrication | New York

Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky. The welcome and arrival sequence builds upon the outdoor ethos of Storm King with essential buildings shaping an outdoor room, which gently guides visitors from arrival into Storm King.

National Gallery of Ireland, Historic Wings Refurbishment | Dublin

The National Gallery of Ireland is located in the heart of Georgian Dublin. The evolution of the Gallery has created two entrance. The Masterplan is built around creating a new connection between the entrances, allowing the various layers of the Gallery to be read so that the history of the Gallery can be read in its built form.

City Museum Tonofenfabrik | Lahr, Germany

The listed Tonofenfabrik, the old Clay Oven Factory, is situated in the historic centre of Lahr in Germany, close to the medieval castle ‘Storchenturm’ and the remains of the medieval town wall. The building is reinvented as a City Museum creating a destination for tourists and residents and connecting with the history and heritage of Lahr.

Berlin Botanic Gardens Entrance & Visitors’ Centre | Berlin

With Studio Qwertz

The new entrance and visitor centre are organised as a sequence of happenings and moments connecting the existing site geometries with the new café, shop, exhibition and ticketing along the main garden route and reflecting the diagonal axis of the museum in the timber structure of the roof of the visitor centre.

Diamond Bridge, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park | London

Two permanent bridges are linked by a narrow diagonal span over Carpenters Lock at the centre of the Olympic Park. During the Olympics a central temporary infill between the bridges accommodated crowd. In the legacy park, two bowls are created on either side of the lock linking the upper park concourse with the lower level of towpaths and waterways.

AirBnB EMEA Headquarters, The Warehouse | Dublin

Housed in one of the last remaining warehouse buildings that were so characteristic of the Dublin dockands, the new EMEA headquarters building for Airbnb is designed as a workspace for 400 people. To make one workspace where people can freely move between the 3 floors, the rooflit atrium at the centre of the building is reimagined as a staircase.

Student Housing Maynooth University | Ireland

The design is based on a three-sided quad which allows a chain of interlinked quads to be formed, switching direction to respond to orientation or existing buildings and giving each unit access to east or west sunlight.

Neubau Zentrales Archiv | Weimar

This art depot and conservation centre accommodates artefacts managed by the “Klassik Stiftung Weimar”. The building is conceived of as a collection of storage boxes, a workshop box to the front, a central raised circulation / servicing box and a large storage box.

Áras Chill Dara Civic Offices Kildare County Council | Naas

Aras Chill Dara is the administrative headquarters of Kildare County Council. The council wished to make their full range of services easily accessible and to situate the building and garden as a public space. This project is formed around the civic garden which slowly inclines from the street to the building entrance.

National Gallery of Ireland, Masterplan | Dublin

The National Gallery of Ireland houses the National Collection of European and Irish Fine Art and has evolved over 150 years through a number of significant alterations and expansions. The masterplan guides the development of the Gallery bringing together its various wings into a coherent whole.

National Centre for Contemporary Arts | Moscow

The National Centre for Contemporary Arts is designed as a vertical Museum at the centre of Khodynskoe Pole, a former airfield in Moscow. The verticality and profile of the cantilevered galleries gives the Museum a presence in the skyline allowing the museum to rise above the vast horizontal bulk of the adjacent Aviapark shopping centre.

University College Dublin Masterplan | Dublin

This masterplan creates a Western Gateway to University College Dublin (UCD), one that takes the opportunity presented by these green sporting fields and turns that to advantage in the creation of an entrance that celebrates the holistic ethos of the UCD educational Experience.



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