Awarded first prize in an international competition in 2011, Grafton Architects and 0’Mahony Pike Architects’ design for a new Headquarters for the ESB, the electricity supplier for Ireland, is sited on Fitzwilliam Street Lower in the first block to the south of Merrion Square. Located here since 1927, the ESB wanted to remain on Fitzwilliam St, a prominent Georgian Streetscape in the middle of Dublin’s historic Georgian core. Continue reading Grafton Architects
The master plan proposes streets, squares and boulevards with the poetic integration of landscape and ecology. It refers to the legacy of the great tradition of educational institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge & Harvard, with their lawns, quadrangles, cloisters and courtyards. We have explored the interpretation of this architectural legacy in the making of a new 21st Century university building for l’Institut Mines Telecom, Telecom Paristech and Telecom Sud-Paris. Continue reading Grafton Architects
In 2019, commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs, the RIAI launched an international competition for an Architect led design team to develop “Ireland House”, Tokyo.
The aim of developing ‘Ireland House’ – a new landmark building – is to raise Ireland’s profile in Japan and showcase its arts, cultural heritage and business through excellence in design. Continue reading Grafton Architects
The recipient of this year’s RIBA Gold Medal, Grafton Architects, has completed Town House – a £50m landmark teaching building for Kingston University in London. The Dublin-based practice was selected to design the scheme from a five-strong shortlist following a competition initiated by Kingston University in conjunction with RIBA in 2013. Designed to act as the University’s front door and a gateway to Kingston upon the Thames, Town House is part of a new vision for Kingston, encouraging informal learning and building stronger links with the town centre and connecting its vibrant student population with the local community. Continue reading Grafton Architects