European Directorate Quality of Medicines

Following international recognition of the quality of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service building, Scott Tallon Walker were shortlisted among only five European offices to participate in a competition to design the Pharmacopée in Strasbourg.

European Commission

Strasbourg, France


9,000 sq.m


The design which emerged, clearly expressed the three distinct types of space called up in the brief. Office/administration space, protected by a triple skin glazed facades (the pre-cursor of the McCann Fitzgerald façade) floated over a major concourse into which the public meeting room and assembly spaces were plugged.

Behind this the CGMP/GLP laboratories and the storage spaces formed a simple rectangle with air-handling and other plant fully integrated within the building envelope under a green roof.