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Congratulations to Mathew Kernan (QUB) ; Rachel Loughrey (UCD) ; Rebecca Jane McConnell (QUB) and Mark Phelan (UCC) ; joint winners of the RIAI Scott Tallon Walker Student Excellence Award for Architecture 2017.

The awards were presented at the RIAI Annual Conference in the RDS on Saturday (7th October) by RIAI President Carole Pollard and Ronan Phelan of Scott Tallon Walker.

An exhibition of all entries in the main hall created a stimulating shared forum for the discussion of student work.

The competition, now sponsored by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, is a relaunch of the RIAI Travelling scholarship award and aims to promote the study of contemporary architecture and to foster architectural excellence among the student body.

STW would like to thank the RIAI and members of the jury panel this year: Chairperson Eddie Conroy, County Architect, SDCC; Roisin Heneghan Director Heneghan Peng and Ronan Phelan, STW Director, for giving so generously of their time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STW’s David Flannery & Philip Jackson attended the 3-day Aacademy of Urbanism Congress in Aarhus Denmark, which was followed by a focused workshop in Copenhagen facilitated by the City’s Architectural, Planning and Economic department.

The Annual Congress was again an inspiring, thought-provoking opportunity to exchange ideas and hear leading-edge thinking from urbanists from around the globe. It utilised the assembled expertise of the Academicians to tackle live local issues through hands-on workshops, walking tours and discussions.

Both Aarhus and Copenhagen displayed some of their innovative solutions to affordable housing, docklands regeneration, cloud burst flooding, public space standards, human & walkable cities and, of course the creation of superb bicycle infrastructure.

The delegates benefited from participation and provocative key note presentations by Jan Gehl and Rob Adams, both giant figures of new urban thinking.

‘David and Philip are sharing their knowledge across STW, particularly with our urban planning and housing teams. They also welcome opportunities to disseminate lessons learned across our client base.

We are excited that Cork will be the 2018 Congress venue and look forward to welcoming the delegates and having an active participation in that event through our Cork office.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

After 3 years of planning and 19 months in construction, the 45,000-capacity redeveloped stadium opened its doors on 19 July 2017, and hosted the All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final on 22 July 2017.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh, is a state of the art multi-purpose facility that will provide entertainment for the citizens of Cork and Ireland and world class facilities for players and visitors.

Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is officially launched, and in addition to Aviva Stadium, eight GAA grounds make up the 12 venues on the long list to host games at the tournament. The GAA venues that make the list, alongside the nation’s four main rugby grounds, are Croke Park, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Pearse Stadium, Casement Park, Fitzgerald Stadium, MacHale Park, Nowlan Park and Celtic Park.

STW is delighted to have been the architects to the stadium and part of the ongoing successes of the GAA in Cork and Munster.

The Irish Times - Cork's Páirc Ui Chaoimh 'could be the new Croke Park or Aviva' - residents

Irish Examiner - Páirc Uí Chaoimh a jewel in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid

The Irish Times - Páirc Uí Chaoimh could host four Rugby World Cup games in 2023

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As part of Galway Architecture at the Edge Festival, NUI Galway hosted a recital by the RTE Con Tempo Quartet in the atrium space of the newly completed STW designed Human Biology Building. The architecture of the new building was discussed by STW between the orchestral pieces.

The Human Biology Building at NUIG is carefully knitted into its surroundings on campus. The design recognises the strict geometry of the early campus grid buildings, and extends this with a tall colonnade linking alongside the canal, to the new square which it creates outside “Aras Na Mac Leine” (the student centre). At the same time, a subtle splay in plan, marries the new building equally with the earlier listed buildings, and establishes a new geometry for the further development of future phases.

The project incorporates undergraduate medical teaching facilities, including lecture theatres, a mortuary, anatomy and physiology laboratories, as well as postgraduate research focused on a large bio-resource unit and the central microscopy facility of the university.

This complex brief is accommodated in a seemingly simple building form, which combines functionality, sustainability and economy and creates a unique internal atrium space which will be the focus for the medical faculty in NUIG.

 
 
 
 
 

The 7000m2 Shire Pharmaceuticals European Headquarters fit-out at STW’s Miesian Plaza is designed to LEED Platinum v4, the highest standard of sustainable design.

Their new European headquarters, with over 7,000m2 of net lettable accommodation, is located in two buildings on Baggot Street which are part of the Scott Tallon Walker designed Miesian Plaza, a 37,000m2 redevelopment of the former Bank of Ireland headquarters.

STW’s Interior Design Team completed both Category A & B fit out, as well as the procurement of Shire Branding and Compliance design and certification with Building Regulations. Space planning was completed in coordination with PBD (Partners by Design) who procured the furniture package.

The striking fit out is designed to LEED Platinum v4, the highest standard of sustainable design to complement the equally rated shell and core design. The initial phase of Shire’s offices were officially opened by former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD in April 2017. The Miesian Plaza Headquarters is now home to approximately 300 Shire employees.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Innovation for Health Laboratory Building completes the double for STW at the University of Surrey, Guildford campus.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects first building, the 5G Innovation Centre, was only just completed when they won the commission to design the Innovation for Health project right next door.

The 5G Innovation Centre is Britain’s largest telecommunications innovation research centre, working to create 5G, the fifth-generation mobile cellular system. 5G focuses on providing far greater capacity at lower power consumption. The BREEAM excellent design provides laboratories, offices and associated flexible research and teaching spaces arranged on four levels, connected by a circular void and spiral staircase – a key feature in the design concept.

This project lead’s the University of Surrey ‘Innovation for Health’ campaign, which address the demands our aging population place on the health service, providing skilled graduates to develop technologies such as remote monitoring and personalised care, not possible in today’s health system. The new Engineering for Health Learning Lab will move educational facilities in STEM Disciplines to a new level commensurate with future industry and societal needs.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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