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RIAI Gold Medal Winner 1998-2000

  • Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School
  • Architect:
    O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects
  • Award Year: 1998-2000
  • Location: Dublin
Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School


The architects succinctly resolved the parameters of both the programme and a restricted site in a conservation area to come up with a building whose elegant massing and interwoven series of indoor and outdoor spaces – hollowed out within a shell of recycled brickwork – go far beyond the requirements of the brief.

The interpretation of what a ‘standard’ eight-classroom school can be has produced a learning environment that clearly has an uplifting effect on both children and staff, and which has also developed into a vibrant community centre.

Client and architect are currently planning an extension to this successful project.