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Winner of RIAI Competition to design New Urban Primary School


Tún architecture + design has been announced the winner of the RIAI architectural design competition for a new primary school in an urban setting.

The Competition was to design a school for a specific site at Harcourt Terrace, Dublin 2. The site comprises the former Garda Station and Irish Film Censor Building, overlooking the Grand Canal. This site posed design opportunities and challenges that Tún architecture + design exploited successfully. The brief was for a 24 classroom primary school, with Special Needs Classes, with a total floor size of approximately 4,500 square metres.

The competition was an opportunity for the Department of Education and Skills to explore with architects and educationalists the development of innovative architectural designs that respond to emerging 21st century needs of primary school learners and teachers. The Pedagogical Brief attempted to inspire designs that are innovative and that can accommodate future changes in learner needs and pedagogy over the coming years.

Winner Tún architecture + design, Dublin
Commended GKMP, Dublin
Commended ARPL, Scotland
Commended Seán Harrington Architects, Dublin
Commended Carmody Groarke, England

More information HERE