Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland

Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland

Henry J. Lyons Architects
Dublin, Ireland
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Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland

Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks as Suppliers


Location: York St, Dublin

Bricks Used: Casa Lena

Development Type: Offices

Developer: Bennett Construction

Architect: Henry J Lyons Architects

Year Built: 2017

Awards: RIAI Public Choice Award 2018

Henry J Lyons and Bennett Construction have created an innovative, technologically advanced facility for the RCSI in the heart of Dublin city.

When the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland approached Henry J Lyons Architects to discuss the design of its new home on York Street, little could the College have known what the end result would be. Together with Bennett Construction, Henry J Lyons has created a 12,000 sq m, 10-storey building that cleverly bypasses stringent planning height constraints through the incorporation of four basement levels. The state-of-the-art facility provides medical students, surgical trainees and staff with modern cutting-edge facilities that will promote the development of the RCSI community at the heart of the city.

Integral to the building’s overall aesthetic is the use of brick which complements the surrounding buildings on York Street while also evoking the memory of the original Georgian terraces in the area. Casa Lena bricks from Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks were specified for the project and were chosen for the tumbled and imprecise nature of their edges which contrasts with the ‘surgical’ precision of the non-brick materials. The architects also felt that the Casa Lena bricks help the building blend harmoniously with the existing RCSI granite buildings that flank the entrance to York Street from St Stephen’s Green.

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