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National Gallery of Ireland Millennium Wing – Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Building: National Gallery of Ireland Millennium Wing
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Benson + Forsyth
GC: Michael McNamara & Co
Structural Engineer: O’Connor Sutton Cronin
MEP Engineer: Faber Maunsell Ltd
AE Interests: stone façade like most local architecture, blending the architecture of the existing gallery on one side of the wing to the street and city life on the other side

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

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Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre – Armagh, Northern Ireland

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Building: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre
Location: Armagh, Northern Ireland
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: Glenn Howells
GC: Gilbert Ash Ltd
Structural Engineer: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners
Landscaping: Nicholas Pearson Associates
Acoustical Engineer: John Wyckham Associates
AE Interests: passive cooling, structural solution for the significant sloping of the site, stone and plaster finishes

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 25, 2010 at 11:44 am

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Downland Gridshell, Weald and Download Open Air Museum – Chichester, England

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Building: Downland Gridshell, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Location: Chichester, England, UK
Completion Date: 2001
Architect: Edward Cullinan Architects
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
AE Interests: complex modern reflection of traditional rural buildings (the museum’s focus) through complex geometry and curvilinear wood 3D trusses

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm

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Bandstand, De La Warr Pavilion – East Sussex, England

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Building: Bandstand, De La Warr Pavilion
Location: Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, UK
Completion Date: 2001
Architect: Niall McLaughlin
Acoustic Engineer: Paul Gillieron
AE Interests: shaped for acoustics, sound and light;  structure is mobile to accommodate different types of shows; thicker plywood skeleton with thinner plywood veneer, covered with fiberglass

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

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Letterfrack Furniture College – Connemara, Ireland

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Building: Letterfrack Furniture College
Location: Connemara, Republic of Ireland
Completion Date: 2001
Architect: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Structural Engineer: Christopher Southgate & Associates
AE Interests: connecting to nature, drawing design inspiration from the site and the history of the area

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm

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National Maritime Museum – Cornwall, UK

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Building: National Maritime Museum
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Completion Date: 2002, then added onto in 2003 and 2007
Architect: Long & Kentish Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
AE Interests: daylighting, connecting to waterfront environment, natural materials

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm

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Faith House – Dorset, England

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Building: Faith House
Location: Holten Lee, Dorset, England, UK
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Tony Fretton
Structural Engineer: Price and Myers
GC: Unicorn Construction
AE Interests: focus on nature, sustainability

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Posted in Built

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