CLONGOWES (Clane, Co. Kildare, Ireland)

Sketch Design, Planning Application and Tender Stage, Education project

This Murray O'Laoire Architects project entailed a new-build development incorporating a Multi-Purpose Sports Centre and a Science, Technology & Art Building, and was part of the college's major development initiative.

The new-build Sports Centre was designed to house all college sport activities and included: a sub-dividable gymnasium; changing and shower facilities for eight teams and staff; weight training room; fitness area; 25 metre pool. We designed with these key priorities: optimum use of natural light and ventilation, and conservation and recycling of energy.

The Science, Technology & Art Building was designed to incorporate the latest sustainable concepts and teaching methods. The new building itself became a teaching tool, being designed to demonstrate how buildings work and how careful use and management impacts on running and maintenance costs.


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Clongowes Wood College