• Sunday , 17 November 2019

dlr Lexicon Library wins Overall Award at the Irish Concrete Society Awards

Project team for dlr Lexicon Library receiving their awards from Society Chairman, Brian O’Rourke Project team for dlr Lexicon Library receiving their awards from Society Chairman, Brian O’Rourke.

The 34th Annual Irish Concrete Society’s Awards took place on the 9th of April on the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. The Awards recognise excellence in both design and construction in concrete. The jury reviewed a total of twenty six projects entered in three categories of main awards – Elemental, Infrastructure and Building.  The 4th Irish Concrete Society International Award, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, was also awarded in addition to the annual Seán de Courcy Student Prize and the biennial Sculpture Award.

The main awards jury consisted of Philippe O’Sullivan of Grafton Architects, Jim Sherry of Mott MacDonald and John Pentony of Jons Civil Engineering

Winner – Building Category and Overall Winner

dlr LexIcon Library

Chosen from a total of 11 category entries and 26 entries for overall award.

Jury Quote:

‘In this civic building, the use of large elements of concrete was a choice rather than a requirement.  Having made this choice the architect and design team have exploited the use of concrete to the full.  The large, open well finished concrete elements appear a near-perfect material for the spaces created – finished in areas with oak slats.  The massive pre-cast roof beams were a complex piece of construction well delivered.  The contractor is also to be congratulated for the overall quality of finish achieved.  The extensive use of concrete in this building clearly shows what concrete can add to an award winning building.’

Project Client                          Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Project Engineer                     Horganlynch Consulting Engineers

Project Architect                     Carr Cotter Naessens Architects

Project Contractor                  John Sisk and Son

Major Suppliers                      Kwik Structures / Banagher Precast Concrete / Kilsaran

d24af5ad-d78a-49e3-8c73-f655f9eb66a6-largeAbout the Irish Concrete Society

The Irish Concrete Society is a learned society founded in 1973 to support and encourage technical excellence in concrete.  It is a cross-sectorial, independent, impartial, science based organisation. With membership open to all who have an interest in concrete.

The Society acts as a focal point for industry debate, research, education, standards development in the field of concrete technology, design and construction.  The Society is a not for profit organisation funded by membership and services it provides.

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