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    DKIT School of Informatics
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    DKIT School of Informatics
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    DKIT School of Informatics
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    DKIT School of Informatics
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    DKIT School of Informatics
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    DKIT School of Informatics
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    DKIT School of Informatics
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    DKIT School of Informatics
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    DKIT School of Informatics

"DKIT School of Informatics"

In 1967, Scott Tallon Walker were commissioned to design a Cigarette Factory in the town of Dundalk, midway between Belfast and Dublin. By the time production ceased some 30 years later, the structure had become a modern architectural icon.

In 2001 PJ Carroll’s cigarette factory was acquired by Dundalk Institute of Technology with the objective of converting it in order to house its School of Informatics and Creative Arts. The existing building, is recognised as one of Europe’s finest examples of modern industrial building designed in the Miesian style.

Our client regards this project as ‘an epic transformation’ demonstrating ‘architectural thinking and conservation at its best’, a view reinforced by the receipt of an RIBA Regional Award in 2012.

Client

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Location

Dundalk, Ireland

Status

In Use

Area

10,250 sq.m

Awards

Regional Award - EU
Royal Institute of British Architects
2012

Best Conservation / Restoration Project
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
2011

Best Educational Building
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
2011

Sustainability Award
CMG Awards
2011

Peter Rice Award - New Development Award, Design and Conservation Award
Louth Local Authorities
2006

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