Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford
The building’s distinctive form evolved as a response to the abstract shapes created by the sweeping layers and profiles of the local pastoral landscape. The new building, which accommodates research offices for the adjacent laboratories. is composed of two volumes: a curved copper clad segment containing the research offices and a fibre cement clad funnel containing meeting rooms and larger administrative offices. The façade of the main meeting room presents a dramatic public face with floor to ceiling glazing, and solar screening provided by bronze-clad vertical fins.
Architecture Ireland 233, January 2008.
Architecture + Detail No. 28,
Irish Architecture Awards 2007