Raidio Failte - Lionra Uladh
by McGurk Architects with ARdMackel
Client Raidió Fáilte
Awards RIBA Northern Ireland Award 2019
This is a remarkable project in a very demanding location, adjacent to the busy Westlink at the junction with the Falls Road. The building appears as a small tower marking this critical point in the city. It is brick externally with gold anodised perforated sliding screens which close the building up at night. During the day the screens slide to reveal a popular café on the ground floor. Internally the building is surprisingly light filled. The tower is carefully and efficiently planned, adopting clever strategies in order to open up the single stair to the rest of the floors.
The enthusiasm and energy of the client is infectious and characterises this project. There was a recognition by the client of the value and role of good design in creating a facility that not only functions well, but sends out a positive message and invitation to the broader community.
Equally impressive are the skills exercised by the architects in working within the budget to produce a building of great character, simplicity, and value.
Internal Area 581 m²
Contractor Cleary Consulting
Structural Engineer DesignID
Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant AD Chartered Surveyors
Project Management McGurk Architects
Environmental / M&E Engineer Delap & Waller