New South Gates facility opens at Dublin Airport by Stephen Moylan

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Kavanagh Tuite successfully teamed up with Arup to support daa to deliver the new South Gates facility within Dublin Airport. The South Gates were constructed airside on a live airport campus where the challenges of security and safety added to the project complexity.

This €22 million boarding gate area was officially opened on 11th December, 2017.  Located south of Terminal 2, work on the new area started early in 2017 on a fast track programme.  This facility will service nine aircraft stands on the South Apron providing a comfortable waiting area from which passengers will be able to walk directly to the aircraft for boarding.  The new South Gates area, which will be used mainly by Aer Lingus for flights to the UK and continental Europe, has five boarding gates serving nine aircraft parking stands.

The South Gates boarding area is part of a €100 million plus investment programme at Dublin Airport this year, as improvements are made to existing passenger and airfield areas and new facilities are delivered.

The facility comprises a single storey structure of lightweight modular construction to meet the demands of the rapid construction programme. The 2,200 square metre facility was built offsite in 80 modules and then transported to Dublin Airport for final assembly. The gates have been designed to accommodate departing flights in the busy early morning period and arriving flights in the evening.

The new facility can also be segregated so that departing and arriving passengers can be processed at the same time. Shuttle buses will transport passengers to and from the new boarding gates. The new building can accommodate almost 1,000 passengers and includes a café, toilets, baby changing facilities and a workstation area with plugs and charging points.

For more information, see https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/dublin-airport-opens-new-boarding-gate-area

KPMG Property Industry Excellence Awards by Stephen Moylan

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KPMG PROPERTY INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
We were in good company last night at the KPMG Careers Ireland Property Excellence Awards at The Convention Centre Dublin.

We shared a table with people from Kilcawley Construction and Proteus Consulting Engineers, companies that were central to the delivery of Doyle Shipping Group's new office in Dublin Port. For our work on this project, we were shortlisted for the Excellence in Planning category.

This award was deservedly won by Cairn Homes for their work at Marianella Rathgar. Well done to them for their great work! #PropertyIndustryExcellenceAwards

AHI award for GPO Witness History by Stephen Moylan

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The Association for Heritage Interpretation have announced the results of the AHI 2017 Discover Heritage Awards – for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland. 

GPO Witness History was a runner up in the Visitor / Interpretation Centre category.  It was purpose built by Kavanagh Tuite and the museum content was by Mark Leslie of Martello Media, for Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries to celebrate its role as the rebel headquarters during the Easter Rising of 1916, the pivotal event of modern Irish History

The judges were very impressed with the way a very contentious subject was told in a remarkably balanced and respectful manner. The experience was engaging and immersive without being trivialised or sensationalised.

Kavanagh Tuite send their congratulations to Mark Leslie and all who contributed through Martello Media.

Kavanagh Tuite shortlisted for industry award by Stephen Moylan

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WE'VE BEEN SHORTLISTED!
We're delighted to feature in this year's KPMG Independent.ie Property Industry Excellence Awards.

Our work with Doyle Shipping Group has been shortlisted in the "Excellence in Planning" category, and is a testament to all the hard work of our fantastic team.

The award winners will be announced on Thursday, 23rd November at a dinner to be held at The Convention Centre Dublin.

Our Projects: Athlone Advanced Technology Building by Stephen Moylan

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We were delighted to work on this building for IDA Ireland's Emerging Business Division in the Athlone Business & Technology Park. The design of this building promotes high level daylighting, glare control, robust internal finishes, generous heights for additional mezzanines and high quality materials: sheer metal modular cladding and glazing systems set off by judicious use of stone with high value insulation and air tightness.

Envelope, internal layout and site layout were strategically planned for efficiency and expansion. Materials were evaluated according to LEED methodologies and certification. Site design complies with the sustainability agenda. Landscaping is simple and elegant, reliant on native species in its rural surroundings.

Irish Georgian Society Awards by Stephen Moylan

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There was a great turnout at the Irish Architectural Archive last night for the Irish Georgian Society Awards, as Lindsay Conservation Architects scooped a deserved award for The Shelbourne Dublin, a Renaissance Hotel.

We were shortlisted for conservation works to the internal courtyard facades of GPO Witness History. It was lovely to see the diversity of entrants and judges, chaired by Edward McParland.

It was truly humbling to be shortlisted among so many outstanding entries, and it's also fantastic to see the steady growth of awareness of our built environment.

UCD Nova Innovation Centre - East Quadrangle by Stephen Moylan

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We are presently designing the East Quadrangle phase of NovaUCD at Merville House. This follows our work on the earlier phases of Nova at Merville House in 2002-2006.

Merville House is a remarkable building which resonates strongly a unique sense of place. This feeds positively into the entrepreneurial culture of University College Dublin Nova.

The East Quadrangle will complement Nova Innovation Centre at Merville House and further increases the visibility of this key university activity which promotes innovation from within academia.

GPO Witness History has won the Micheletti Award 2017 by Stephen Moylan

GPO Witness History has won the Micheletti Award 2017 from the European Museum Academy at the Awards Ceremony in Skopje, Macedonia.  The Luigi Micheletti Award is the European prize for innovative museums in the world of contemporary history, industry and science. It is one of the leading activities of the Luigi Micheletti Foundation.

The judges said : The Centre is a perfect example of 20th century history in retrospect, dealing in an even-handed way with a very emotive subject, which would have been impossible even a decade ago. It is an extraordinary achievement, an historical challenge with has been transformed into a reconciliation centre which also poses questions for the future. Our warmest congratulations go to the whole team.

Kavanagh Tuite send their congratulations to Mark Leslie and all at Martello Media.

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Cundall seminar by Stephen Moylan

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CUNDALL SEMINAR

We enjoyed the Cundall 'Beyond Zero' seminar yesterday on how we can be net positive in the office, at home, on projects and in the community.

The seminar was held in Wood Quay, and included the incredible statistic that Qatar's daily electricity consumption could power Sierra Leone for a year.

For more information on the Cundall series and World Green Building Week 2017, see http://www.cundall.com/News/Beyond-Zero--Be-Net-Positive--World-Green-Building-Week-2017.aspx

Winy Mass comes to Dublin by Stephen Moylan

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Winy Maas returned to Dublin's Irish Architecture Foundation for the latest New Now Next talk.  He spoke to a full house in Dublin Castle.
Curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation and sponsored by Arup, the purpose of New Now Next is to bring dynamic people to Dublin to inspire audiences who are interested in the innovative research, design and construction of buildings and cities. New Now Next is about disseminating NEW Ideas, regarding contemporary issues relevant NOW that can impact on the NEXT generation.

 

Norwegian tour of Dublin by Stephen Moylan

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We were delighted to give a small presentation to a party of 26 Norwegians on the history and cultural significance of the GPO Witness History, and interactions we had with the Dublin City Council.

The group, from the Oslo, Norway Cultural Heritage Management Office. were fascinated with the delivery of a modern intervention in such a context. It was fantastic to welcome them to the city!

Awards and publications by Stephen Moylan

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Our work has been recognised with numerous awards, and we are honoured to have been featured in many architectural publications.

We believe that our dedicated and creative approach to projects sets us apart from the rest, and gives the perfect platform on which we can build on our successes to date. For more information on this, see http://www.kavanaghtuite.ie/publications/

Project Architect by Stephen Moylan

Job description

Kavanagh Tuite are currently seeking experienced architectural professionals with project experience to join the practice to work on a variety of projects.

The successful applicants will have strong design and technical experience in addition to excellent communications skills, and the ability to manage projects through all stages.

This is a busy, energetic and supportive practice, suited to motivated and attentive professionals. A strong interest in all aspects of the construction industry would be expected.

We proactively encourage Continuous Professional Development (CPD), including skills training and mentoring for all staff.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • A motivated and enquiring mind with excellent design, communication and organisational skills.
  • Resourcefulness and the ability to multitask effectively within a team environment and manage projects from inception to completion.
  • A minimum of 5 years post qualification relevant experience and be registered, or be eligible to be registered, to a suitable body.
  • A detailed working knowledge of Irish Planning, Building Regulation and Building Control Legislation.
  • IT proficiency and skills required to a high level, including a competence in BIM / Revit.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/429396436/

UCD Belfield Illumination Project by Stephen Moylan

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The celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of UCD included the illumination of public areas and buildings within the Belfield Campus, and we were delighted to be involved with the project.
In conjunction with Pritchard Themis Lighting Design and White Young Green, the night-time appearance of the campus has been transformed. The lakeside, water tower and more than a dozen of the campus's buildings have been illuminated in dramatic fashion.

Sustainability at Kavanagh Tuite by Stephen Moylan

SUSTAINABILITY AT KAVANAGH TUITE
At Kavanagh Tuite we emphasis that the process of 'green design' is the basis of all good architectural design, not an optional add-on. Sustainability is a huge part of our work.

Achieving the requisite standard requires committed integration of the whole design team from the very beginning, but it has to be architect-led from the position of informed professional knowledge, commitment and responsibility.