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RIAI Gold Medal Winner 1977-1979

  • Currency Centre
  • Architect:
    Sam Stephenson
  • Award Year: 1977-1979
  • Location: Dublin
Currency Centre


The Central Bank of Ireland Currency Centre at Sandyford, designed to house the printing facility for Irish currency notes, comprises a production area, vaults for storage, distribution area, offices welfare, boiler house and sprinkler lake, and is sited on a 100 acre site in south Co. Dublin.

The concept of the complex is expansive, - the layout and disposition of the buildings, their grouping on the site and the delightful gardens, are disciplined and controlled, and make excellent use of the site and its views of the Dublin mountains. The high quality of design is evident from the broad treatment of the exterior of the buildings, through the variety of the gardens to the finely detailed and coloured interiors, and gives an overall sense of style.