Date: Saturday 28 January 2017. Start time: 11.00am (one-hour tour)
Tour guide: John Parker (ABK Architects)
Join the RIAI for a guided tour of the award-winning Roscommon Civic Offices, designed by ABK Architects. On Saturday 28 January John Parker MRIAI, Director of ABK Architects, will be giving a guided architectural tour of Roscommon Civic Offices. The project is the 2016 RIAI Irish Architecture Award Winner for Best Public Building, picked up Best Public Sector Fit Out and Best Sustainable Fit Out at 2016 Fit Out Awards and is nominated for EU Mies van Der Rohe Award 2017 for Architecture.
The design of ‘The People’s Building’, as it is commonly referred to looks to work with the existing urban grain of the Town of Roscommon in order to create a coherent vision for the public realm. The project consists of some 6600m2 of office accommodation, laboratories, canteen and Council Chamber. The building is composed of interlocking volumes constructed amid the traces of the 19th-century Gaol and courthouse. The one hour tour will start at 11.00am and include Q&A at the end. The tour is aimed at the public. All welcome
There is a small charge per attendee. All money raised will go to Simon Communities of Ireland. Places are limited to 20 people. To book your place please follow the link to eventbrite eventbrite.ie/e/riai-walkstalks-roscommon-civic-offices-tickets-31413217780?utm_term=eventname_text