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National Gallery awarded the RIAI Silver Medal for Conservation and Restoration for 2014–2016


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


Old Tower of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Berlin

The international and two-phase competition “Exhibition replanning and extension in the Old Tower of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church”, coordination by the office [phase eins]., was decided. The jury met under the chairmanship of Prof. Matthias Sauerbruch on September 6,2023 in Berlin. The design by heneghan peng architects, Dublin, with Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Berlin working with Artist Susan Philipsz, was unanimously awarded 1st prize.



Ground-breaking at Storm King Art Center

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced major capital funding for arts organisations at the groundbreaking for the capital project at Storm King Art Center, the 500-acre outdoor museum in New York. Recognizing Storm King’s regional importance and the project’s focus on sustainability, New York State is providing more than $11 million in total support.

heneghan peng architects and WXY architecture + urban design, Landscape Architects Reed Hilderbrand & Gustafson Porter + Bowman have designed a new Welcome Sequence with consolidated parking and accessible amenities; a Conservation, Fabrication, and Maintenance Building all within a holistic approach to landscape stewardship and environmental sustainability.

Underscoring Storm King’s longstanding leadership in the field, the project prioritizes a superlative visitor experience, greater opportunities for artists, and the connection between art and nature unique to the Art Center.


Bori Akinola, UCD Computer Science student and UCD Athletics Club Sprints Captain


A new IAAF standard 400m 8-lane athletics track has been officially opened at University College Dublin.

The university and its students have been without such a facility for the past 10 years following the decommissioning of the former athletics track at Belfield in 2011. But that gap in sports facilities is now a distant memory thanks to a €3 million anonymous donation.

heneghan peng architects (hparc) led the design of the Sports Masterplan at UCD of which the Running track is the first completed Phase. hparc and Arup designed and oversaw the construction for the new running track.




The project will offer Storm King’s growing community an unparalleled visitor experience, increase on-site opportunities for art and artists, and ensure sustainability into the future. Slated for completion in 2024, the project is led by heneghan peng architects and WXY architecture + urban design, with landscape architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman and Reed Hilderbrand. PressRelease_Capital-Project_Announcement_2022



Jonathan Glancey visits the Grand Egyptian Museum


Ground Breaking for the RITZ, Information and Tourist Centre

Nikolaikirche, Anklam

An Irish National Treasure Gets Set for a Long-Needed Restoration




Jonathan Glancey visits the Grand Egyptian Museum




Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin Pavilion



heneghan peng architects have been shortlisted to design the 4,500 sqm Central Hall will bridge the space between the National Railway Museum’s two main exhibition halls. Also shortlisted are 6a architects, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Atelier d’Architecture Philippe Prost, Carmody Groarke and Feilden Fowles




The Palestinian Museum was awarded today as one of the 2019 recipients of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. https://www.akdn.org/aga-khan-award-architecture-2019-winners



heneghan peng architects, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Sven Anderson & Pentagram are one of six design teams shortlisted in the open, two-stage international competition to design the National Pulse Memorial & Museum




Stadtmuseum Tonofenfabrik is 1 of 3 finalists selected for the Public Buildings category of the Badischer Architektur Preis. The Jury, which includes Ben Van Berkel and Hadi Teherani, selected the finalists from 250 projects in Southern Germany. The final winner will be selected through a public vote.





The Palestinian Museum, in Birzeit, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The announcement was made by Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Award, in a ceremony in Kazan, Russia, today.



Museum Tonofenfabrik opens 23rd February, 2018. 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.



Royal Mail selects Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre for First Class Postage Stamp.



National Gallery of Ireland reopens on 15 June 2017.

On 17 June 2017, Vermeer and the Masters of genre painting: Inspiration and rivalry opens. '...by far the biggest and best array of Vermeer's precious paintings…' Jonathan Jones, The Guardian



Palestinian Museum at the EXPOSITION MUSÉES DU XXIE SIÈCLE, Genève



hparc selected to design new entrance experience for the Berlin Botanical Gardens and Botanical Museum Berlin.



The Opening Ceremony for the Palestinian Museum - a contemporary interpretation of traditional Palestinian dance forms against the museum as a very rich theatrical backdrop.




The preparations for the opening ceremony are underway - a contemporary interpretation of traditional Palestinian dance forms against the Palestinian Museum as a very rich theatrical backdrop. Photographer: Samaa Wakeem




"All of the short-listed submissions were beautiful and thoughtful. Each of the teams came to the interview table with amazing energy and passion for the Canadian Canoe Museum. Ultimately, the jury awarded the heneghan peng architects/Kearns Mancini scheme for exemplifying the lightness and sublime functionality of the canoe. The museum design breaks with ego-driven architecture to offer a gentle, organic space that poetically winds its way along the Trent-Severn. No matter where you are inside the museum or outside standing on its roof, you will always be able to see the water, and a canoe waiting to be paddled by you. I can't wait to see this museum built. It's going to change the way we think about architecture, place making and the canoe - a true icon of design"

Lisa Rochon, Chair, Canadian Canoe Museum Selection Committee

Public presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_K7—i0hSg#t=1949





Weekend News Flash: Arup engineers build 1:5 scale model of submission for Bath Quays Bridge competition inside Frei Otto's Experimental Pavilion in Hooke Park, Dorset.



University of Greenwich Stockwell Street Building shortlisted for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize.



University of Greenwich School of Architecture + Landscape & Library + Research Building officially opens its doors on 09 December 2014



hparc wins international competition to design the National Centre for Contemporary Arts NCCA at Khodynskoye Pole in Moscow. The project is backed by the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture.



The Economist cultural forecasts the Palestinian Museum as one of five museums for 2014.



The Giant's Causeway Visitors Centre shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize 2013



Construction proceeding for the New School of Architecture, Design & Construction and Library at the University of Greenwich.

Photos: David Lankester


European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award 2013 selects Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre for Shortlist.


European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award 2013 selects Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre for Shortlist. On view at 183rd Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition Dublin Ireland from 28 May-17 Aug 2013.



Venice Architecture Biennale 2012: The Pavilion of Ireland is located at the end of the Artiglierie in the Arsenale; it is composed of a bench for resting & its structural moment diagram as a series of wall drawings.



London Olympics 2012



British Prime Minister, David Cameron visits the new Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre





Giant's Causeway Visitors Centre opened to the public on 3 July 2012 at 13:30GMT.



University of Greenwich Library and School of Architecture site construction photograph from December 2011.



heneghan peng architects, Arup, Bartenbach LichtLabor & T/E/S/S win competition to masterplan & design the Palestinian Museum in Bir Zeit near Ramallah. This event marks the end of a decade of gestation for the project which showcase different aspects of Palestinian history and culture, ’creating debate and discussion about both past and contemporary themes’. The museum will be a ‘leading platform for non-partisan narratives about Palestinians’ and will follow the 10,000-year old history of the region.



Klassik Stiftung Weimar’s New Central Archive breaks ground in Weimar, Germany. This important institution holds works of Goethe, Schiller, Nietzsche & the Bauhaus amongst others. The project is led by heneghan peng architects’ Berlin office.



Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre is on site. The individual steel plates shift to create a parallelogram aligned with the overall plan geometry. The columns are beautifully crafted by Metaltech & precisely positioned by Gilbert-Ash.



The V&A unveils the design proposals by the seven architectural teams shortlisted for the V&A’s Exhibition Road Project with a display of the models in the Sackler Centre from 2 March – 3 April 2011. www.vam.ac.uk


The planning application has been submitted for The University of Greenwich’s new Campus Library and School of Architecture & Construction. The new building will allow more of the university’s activities to be based in Greenwich, near the main part of its campus in the Old Royal Naval College. Click here for animation →



Construction starts on the Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre. A ceremony took place with NI Tourism Minister Arlene Foster joined by the National Trust’s Director for Northern Ireland, Hilary McGrady to celebrate this significant milestone in the project.



F06 Central Park bridge main span at London Olympics 2012 receives its curved mirror skin. For more information see www.london2012.com.



Following the 34th UNESCO session in Brasilia, the World Heritage body has said the plan to build a bridge across the Mittelrhein near Germany’s world-famous Lorelei rock can proceed. heneghan peng architects & Arup won an international competition to build the crossing in 2009.



Public exhibition on proposals for the University of Greenwich’s New Library and School of Architecture & Construction opening Thursday 1 July at 5pm. Closes Friday 9 July. Location: University of Greenwich, Greenwich Campus, Room 015, Ground floor, Queen Mary Court, Old Royal Naval College.



heneghan peng architects were invited with seven architects to present concept designs for a hypothetical redevelopment of the V&A’s Boilerhouse Yard. The designs, comprising architectural models and plans will respond to a brief to create temporary exhibition space below ground and a courtyard at street level off Exhibition Road. The exhibition runs from 21 June to 17 September 2010. For more information see www.vam.ac.uk.



Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex visit Giant’s Causeway. The vision for a new visitor experience is introduced which includes hparc’s visitor centre and improved access to coastline trails. The National Trust have appointed a contractor for the project; construction to start November 2010 and end April 2012.



Central Park bridge lifted into place in the centre of the Olympic Park. For more information see www.london2012.com.



Will it change the face of architecture? No. But this is what true architecture is all about: place-sensitive, uplifting and sorely needed. - The London Times




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