The Jesuit Order of Priests approached Scott Tallon Walker with two distinct issues. A twenty year old nursing home had become outdated and was too small for current and projected needs and the existing accommodation block for the neighbouring Community was outdated, oversized and inappropriate for modern living.

 

Jesuit Community Care Home

 

Client
Jesuit Community Milltown Park

Area
3,929 m²

Location
Dublin, Ireland

Status
In Use

 

Awards

Best Healthcare Building
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
2011

 
 

Client  Jesuit Community Milltown Park

Location  Dublin, Ireland

Status  In Use

Area  3,929 m²

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Architecture

Following careful analysis and discussion, STW proposed what was at the time viewed as a radical solution, which brought both types of accommodation together, offering both a property solution and an architectural dynamic to resolving the issues.

The design consists of two gently curved buildings, the smaller nursing home focusing inwards on a sheltered south facing garden, while the larger accommodation building opens outwards to overlook the magnificent garden and grounds of the adjoining Gonzaga College. The opposing curves creates a dialectic which both unites and divides the buildings, giving them individuality and commonality.

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