Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Teagasc - the National Agriculture & Food Development Authority of Ireland
Life-Science + Innovation; Education; Research + Development; Agriculture; Public Sector
Area: Phase 1 & 2 Floor Area, 3280m2; Phase 3, Ongoing
Phase 1 & 2, 2001 - 2009; Phase 3, Ongoing
Teagasc is the National Organisation for Agriculture and Food Development Authority in Ireland, including production, research, advice, and education – for which CJFA undertook the renewal, and development of the Kildalton Third-Level Horticultural and Equestrian Training College.
The Design Solution was dictated by the need for sensitive intervention within a live operational campus, which included Protected Structures. To achieve this, the expansion was masterplanned to be undertaken on a phased basis, for the delivery of lecture halls, a library, offices, IT training, and student mess areas - while a planned Phase Three included the design of a Sports Complex.
The considered approach included an educational building which sought to exploit the typography of the site, with a split-level structure, which joined and was sympathetically-massed, to existing buildings, and an adjoining woodland.
Works were both undertaken within the Grounds of Protected, as well as to Protected Structures - including Bessborough House, a substantial 3-Storey Classical-style country house (with dormer attic) built circa. 1744-55 - which received a phased Restoration / Repairs & Conservation Strategy of selected areas.
C.J. Falconer & Associates Architects,
St. Patrick's House, Newtown, Waterford,
X91 RR76, Ireland.
t: +353 (0)51 878888
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