Scott Tallon Walker Architects’ Sustainability Lead, Patrycja Kochaniuk, spoke in person at the Irish Green Building Council's SME Renovation Roundtable in Dublin Chamber on Wednesday 7th. and over video call on Thursday 8th June. The roundtables focused on office renovation and how working environments can be enhanced in such projects. Patrycja made a presentation on the Tyndall National Institute’s 'Kiln Building' in Cork – a 100-year-old former malting kiln and protected structure used by the Institute for the past 30 years.
Our objectives with the project included:
A ‘fabric-first’ strategy was used, considering different options for ventilation and other modern interventions, which prioritised the sustainability of the building and comfort for occupants. The project achieved an A3 BER – the first protected structure in Ireland to do so – and won the SEAI Energy in Building Award 2021.
Participants at the roundtables were shown drivers for retrofitting offices, and how much more than just thermal upgrade can be achieved in such projects.
The recently-completed Rock Wing at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin has just been shortlisted for the ‘Building of the Year – Medical and Health’ category at this year’s Building & Architect of the Year Awards.
Work has started on site for the New National Isolation Unit at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, which will be located in the recently completed Rock Wing Building, also designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects.