Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Scheme name: Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Practice: Todd Architects

Client: Titanic Quarter Ltd

Photographer: Chris Hill

This concrete citadel is a repository of history and is clearly but unobtrusively organised in its functions of collection, preservation, storage and access. The abundance of natural light and the calm, polished feel of the interior lend it an inviting yet hushed air.

Not only is the building emphatically sustainable environmentally but it also treats this approach as a given by prioritising the quality of use, space and light. It suggests that the days of conflict between architectural quality and environmental sustainability are well behind us.

 
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