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The Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork was the final destination for Queen Elisabeth to complete an historic four day tour of Ireland. The Tyndall Institute, established in 2004, is one of Europe’s leading Nano-Technology research centers specialising in ICT hardware research, the commercialisation of technology and the education of next generation researchers.

The tour included an inspection of the new laboratory research building, sited in the historic Lee Maltings complex beside the River Lee. The new facility, designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, was opened in 2009 and provides world-class laboratory and clean rooms for the Institute. A glazed atrium cleverly links an existing listed building with the new facilities, and provides a brightly-lit energy efficient research environment. This approach to energy management for the new facility was so successful, that when audited it showed a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions per researcher.

The Tyndall Institute was named after John Tyndall, the prominent 19th Century Irish physicist, who rose to fame in the 1850s when he invented a method for the destruction of bacteria in food, which he named Tyndallisation. His later work included studies in relation to the scattering of light by particulate impurities in the air, known today as the Tyndall Effect.

Tyndall National Institute

University College Cork - Tyndall National Institute

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Irish Times - Tyndall Institute


Aviva Stadium designed by international practice Populous and Scott Tallon Walker Architects has won a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Award for projects in the European Union region.

Developed on the site of the world’s oldest international rugby ground at Lansdowne Road, the 50,000 seat Aviva Stadium is Ireland’s home for Rugby and Soccer international matches. In addition to being a world class sporting venue, the finished building is a unique addition to Dublin’s urban fabric.

The organic form of the stadium was developed as a response to the site and its surroundings, and sweeps down to a single tier at the North end to maintain daylight to the adjacent residential gardens and so open up the stadium bowl to the city.

The buildings are judged in the first instance by shortlisting panels in each region, who visit schemes individually and meet to produce a list of buildings to be visited by the region's jury.

The RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, winning schemes set the standard for great architecture. RIBA Awards are for buildings by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners will be considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Aviva Stadium Project

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RIBA Awards 2011

Building Design - 2011 RIBA Awards announced


The awards ceremony took place at the Burlington Hotel on Thursday, April 14th 2011. Scott Tallon Walker Architects were shortlisted for 2 categories and were successful in the Green Building Award for Aviva Stadium

The following are the submissions entries:


The awards ceremony took place on Saturday night, 26th March in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin.

The Irish Concrete Society Awards recognise excellence in the design or construction of a completed concrete building, structure or element.

The competition has been running since 1979 and attracts a wide range of entries from small and large projects alike. The awards are open to Clients, Architects, Consulting Engineers, Materials Suppliers, Contractors or others directly involved with the nominated project and must refer to completed work, located in Ireland.

The Irish Concrete Society was established in 1973 to cater for the needs of all who have an interest in concrete, in its widest sense. It is the primary organization in Ireland concerned with the technical aspects of design and construction in concrete.


The shortlist for the 2011 Green Awards is now published. The awards ceremony will take place at the Burlington Hotel on Thursday, April 14th 2011.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects has been shortlisted in two categories.

In the Green Building Award category, we have been shortlisted for the Department of the Environment Decentralised Offices, Wexford and the Point Vilage. Populous & Scott Tallon Walker Architects have been shortlisted for Aviva Stadium.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects has also been shortlisted for The Green Professional Services Award.

The aim of the Green Awards is to celebrate excellence in sustainability and to encourage green best practice amongst organisations and individuals.

The awards are in 7 categories that broadly reflect an organisations commitment to sustainability, it's key sustainability aspects (waste, energy, chemicals), innovation for sustainbility and the entrants influence on engaging it's supply chain in sustainability programs.

The promotion of environmental sustainability within our practice is one of the key principles central to our philosophy and design approach. The realization of responsible, dynamic, and environmental design is, we believe, central to the creation of healthy, uplifting buildings and environments that benefits us all as a global community.

In 2010 Scott Tallon Walker Architects were awarded certification for their Environmental Management System in compliance with ISO 14001:2004 in the Dublin, Cork Galway and London offices including both design responsibility as well as our office management. Scott Tallon Walker Architects were the first major Architectural Practice to achieve this certification in Ireland.

Staff at Scott Tallon Walker Architects are Qualified Assessors in BREEAM and are Qualified Members of BER (Buildings Energy Rating) and IBEM (Irish Building Energy Model).


The building which formerly housed the PJ Carroll & Company factory has now been opened as the DKIT School of Informatics & Creative Arts. The transformation has involved an investment of €38 million which according to the Taoiseach represents “a vote of confidence in the Institute’s future and will help further strengthen its capacity to drive economic regeneration in the northeast”. Located on a 45-acre site, the one-time cigarette factory is a listed building having captured national and international attention when built more than 40 years ago to designs by architect Ronnie Tallon of Scott Tallon Walker Architects who was among the distinguished guests at the official opening.

The original building became a symbol of Ireland’s emerging industrial base and the shift towards improved working environments. Having been acquired by Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) for more than €18m in 2002, almost €20m of National Development Plan funding has since been invested in refurbishing part of the building that now provides approximately 11,000 sq metres of accommodation for the Institute’s School of Informatics & Creative Arts. The Carroll’s Building now accommodates more than one-fifth of DkIT’s 6,200 third- and fourth-level students.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects led the refurbishment programme with John Sisk & Son Ltd as main contractors.

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