Scott Tallon Walker have been appointed following a design competition to begin work on a new Student Centre for Maynooth University and Maynooth Students’ Union (MSU). The centre will serve as the hub for student life on the campus and is part of the next phase of Maynooth University’s campus development plan. The plan is aimed at providing the critically important campus buildings and infrastructure needed to meet the changing needs of students, staff and the wider community.
The new student centre will serve as a home-from-home for students and a focal point for student life. The new building will open in early 2021 and serve as a hub for MSU, clubs, societies, events, and a wider variety of activities that help to create that special sense of belonging that is so important to the Maynooth student experience.
Scott Tallon Walker Architects have also designed the University’s Library, Iontas and School of Education buildings – the Student Centre will create a distinctive destination on campus that is welcoming, vibrant, friendly and inclusive. The Student Centre will be built and operated to the highest sustainability standards, including an innovative ‘outdoor living room’ under a sustainable canopy, blurring the distinction between indoor and outdoor space and creating a unique space and resource for student life.
Maynooth University News – https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/news-events/maynooth-university-build-new-student-centre
Minister for Health, Simon Harris turns the sod on a 100-bed residential healthcare unit designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects for Peamount Healthcare on their existing Campus in Newcastle, South County Dublin.
Peamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation that operates in partnership with the HSE to provide a range of health and social care services for the Dublin Mid Leinster Region. Peamount Healthcare currently operates 219 beds between campus and community services with a headcount of 500 employees.
The service provided by Peamount Healthcare is split equally between rehabilitation and elderly care residents. Scott Tallon Walker’s design is an outcome of a mindset of empathy; seeking to understand and envision the challenges, capabilities, perspective and experience of its future users as a means to inform design decisions. There is a dementia cohort with special design requirements accommodated within in the elderly care hospital. This design approach relates across all scales; from the building as a whole (the patient arrival journey is short, simple, and never disengaged from an outside view), down to detail (from the pillow of each bed the design provides a view of landscaped outdoor space and the Peamount estate’s parkland environment). The design thus seeks to positively support patient capabilities, autonomy and sense of self-significance, no matter how diminished those may be.
In attendance from Scott Tallon Walker Architects were Niall Howard , Eoin O’Morain (chairman), and Danyal Ibrahim.
Scott Tallon Walker Architects are dedicated to enhancing the healing environment. Our Healthcare Group have unique insights into the healing environments, complemented by expertise in patient and family-centred design and the application of state of the art, high performance and cost effective technologies. If you are interested in our healthcare projects or wish to collaborate with Scott Tallon Walker Architects, we would be delighted to speak with you. Contact Eoin O’Morain (chairman) or Donal Blake (director)
Dragons at The Docks is the inaugural fundraiser organised by the Irish Property Industry which aims is to raise invaluable funds to assist in alleviating homelessness in Dublin, whilst offering a perfect opportunity for networking within the property sector. The event was held on the evening of Thursday 31 August 2017 at Grand Canal Dock.
The event consisted of sectorial dragon boat racing, live entertainment, special guests and a BBQ. 60 companies entered a team of 12 competitors each, no experience was necessary and dragon boat racing is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Scott Tallon Walker Architects entered the “Built Environment Challenge” category and did us proud.
Philip Jackson (centre) of Scott Tallon Walker Architects at the opening of the Clonakilty Street Carnival presenting the community with the Great Town Award 2017 on behalf of the Academy of Urbanism.
(left) Councillor Christopher O’Sullivan, Member of Cork County Council (West Cork Municipal District) and Chairperson, Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce.
(right) Seamus McGrath Mayor of the County of Cork, Councillor.
The second annual Clonakilty Street Carnival took place on Friday June 2nd 2017 in a splash of colour. Visit www.clonakilty.ie for more information.
Well done to the Scott Tallon Walker team. Hoping to retain our title as the Fastest Architects in Cork in the Grant Thornton Corporate 5k Team Challenge.
William Walsh, Naomi Lawlee, John O’Connor and Keith Cleere