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Plan architectureinteriorsdesignengineering January/February 2019



Opulent New look Café en Seine



Ireland’s new Cultural Ambassadors


CHRISTCHURCH LIBRARY A symbol of hope for earthquake hit city

TREE-MENDOUS! Lofty Sky Garden is some room with a view

TULIP BLOSSOMS www.planonline.ie

Foster + Partners adds to London's skyline

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1st Floor, 103 Newtown Park, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Coolock, Dublin 17. Tel: 01 848 2286 Mobile: 087 4184353 Publisher MCD Media Ltd. Subscriptions and Circulation, Accounts / Administration Linda Doran accounts@mcdmedia.ie Managing Editor Michael McDonnell michael@mcdmedia.ie Editor Michael Hayes mhayes@mcdmedia.ie Production/Design Catherine Kelleher catherine@mcdmedia.ie Circulation:

Plan’s circulation covers Architects, Planners, Interior Designers, Quantity Surveyors, Consulting Engineers, Developers,

Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Acoustic and Lighting

Consultants, Building Contractors and Sub-Contractors and Key

Executives for Builders Providers, Manufacturers and distributors

When astronaut Neil Armstrong made that one great step for mankind back in 1969, it is probably true to say that he was not reflecting upon the fact that there was another giant leap being made some 400,000 kms away back on earth and in Dublin. Plan Magazine is 50 years old this year and the first issue coincided with the Landing on the Moon! We are proud and happy to think that we have been trailblazers too back then and now.

In Ireland, it was a troubling time, with The Battle of the Bogside and effective start of the Troubles. Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach and Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The distinctive – and much maligned - Apollo House on Tara Street by Architect Michael Lyell Associates/McCormack Keane & Partners, became a feature of the capital’s landscape in 1969. The innovative Former Carroll’s Factory, Dundalk, Co. Louth by architect Michael Scott & Partners also graced our built landside and has gone on to be lauded for its visionary approach to industrial building design. In Berlin, the iconic Fernsehturm, by Architect Fritz Dieter Günter Franke was constructed by the old East German regime as a symbol of hope and prosperity.

Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates brought us the distinctive Knights of Columbus Building in Downtown New Haven, Connecticut. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, GermanAmerican architect and last director of the Bauhaus who was born in 1886 died.

Over the coming year we will be looking forward to reminding you of what was making the headlines in architecture when Plan first came onto the Irish Architecture scene and to give us all a walk down memory lane. If you remember the formative years of Plan Magazine drop us a line and tell us what you recall, we would love to hear from you.

50 years is a milestone to celebrate and we intend to continue to add to the legacy of this treasure of a publication.

Michael Hayes Editor

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© 2019. All editorial content and all advertisement artwork prepared by the publishers. The views expressed are not necessarily those held by the publisher nor is the publisher responsible for these opinions or statements. Reference in this publication to commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by Plan Magazine. The views and opinions of authors and contributors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Plan Magazine nor does it assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information contained or submitted.

www.planonline.ie www.irishconstruction.com Want news updates fast and to your PC or device? Sign up for our newsletter and stay informed and up-to-date email: catherine@mcdmedia.ie

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8 Dublin Chic

Opulent New look Café en Seine

12 In the running for the EU Mies Awards

Shaffrey Associates and McCulllough Mulvin make Shortlist

24 London Pride

Foster + Partners' Tulip blossoms

32 The Wave

Danish architect Henning Larsen’s Makes a splash

46 Christchurch Library A symbol of hope for earthquake hit city

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PLAN MAGAZINE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS 2019 is a special year for Plan Magazine as it celebrates 50 years of chronicling the rich architectural and build heritage of Ireland and abroad and bringing it to you the reader. It has been a wonderful journey - as varied as the content that has gone into each and every issue. It is impossible to encapsulate what Plan Magazine has achieved in terms of charting the progress of Irish architecture but suffice to say that we believe that it has contributed enormously to the dissemination of news, opinion and developments in Ireland’s architecture and built space.

Central Bank

Victoria Quay, Cork

You can image how much pleasure it was to head into the elegant surroundings of the National Library of Ireland – designed by Thomas Newenham Deane – to sift through all of the archived issues of the magazine. Trying to select stories and buildings that made the news going back to five decades demanded serious concentration and stepping out for copious amounts of coffee, but it was so satisfying and we look forward to sharing these highlights with you.


So over the coming issues we will enjoy referring you back to those moments in Irish architecture and building that captured the imagination at the time. How about this little snapshot of project images, do you remember these projects? Do they bring you back? It has been a privilege to bring you Plan Magazine; we are merely custodians of this publishing treasure.

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St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin


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Bord na Mona, Baggot Street.

Dublin Airport Terminal

Merrion Square

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Over the past number of decades, the journey that Plan Magazine has been on has been very much a shared one with the industry. Right from our launch issue - some 50 years ago - the value and recognition that suppliers and companies that serve the architecture and design industries gave the publication was most encouraging. It was an endorsement of its quality and connection with its readership. Over the years, the companies that have promoted themselves in Plan Magazine reads like a who's who of the sector. The products may have changed and evolved, hair-styles and lapels too, but the proposition remains the same: if you want to reach, connect with and persuade decision-makers in the architecture and design worlds, Plan Magazine is the vehicle to do so effectively and productively. Thank you to all those advertisers who have shared our journey so far and we look forward to continuing to travel with you and to help you promote and grow your business.

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JONES ENGINEERING OBTAIN BIM LEVEL 2 BSI KITEMARK™ FOR PAS 1192-2:2013 Jones Engineering, a leading international engineering contractor has received the BSI Kitemark™ for BIM Level 2 in accordance with PAS 1192-2:2013 (Design and Construction) certification from BSI (British Standards Institution), one of the most respected and reputable standards and certification providers globally. Jones Engineering successfully passed the audit held in November 2018 making them the first Irish engineering contractor to hold a BSI Kitemark for BIM (Design and Construction) certificate that covers Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Protection systems. The BSI Kitemark builds on the Verification scheme that Jones Engineering successfully obtained at the end of 2017 for BIM Level 2 covering PAS 1192-2:2013 (Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling). It demonstrates that their BIM processes, procedures and management systems on completed projects are fully in compliance with the standards set out within PAS 11922:2013 which also includes meeting the requirements of BS 1192:2007+A2:16 and BS 1192-4:2014. This BSI BIM Kitemark™ will also have a direct association with the new ISO Standards of BS EN ISO 19650-1 and BS EN ISO 19650-2 which were published on the 18th January. This means that the transition from PAS1192-2 over to the ISO 19650 standards should be a seamless transition, with minimum impact on Jones Engineering aligning to these new ISO standards. Andy Butterfield, Product Certification Director of Built Environment at BSI said: “Huge congratulations to Jones Engineering for achieving the BSI Kitemark for BIM Design and Construction (PAS 1192-2). We’re delighted to

have supported the team with this achievement which demonstrates their commitment to best practice. In a competitive marketplace, organizations delivering BIM projects need to find a way to differentiate themselves, regardless of whether they are tendering for public or private sector projects. Progressing from BIM verification to the BSI Kitemark has enabled Jones Engineering to build their business in the new era of digital technology and access global markets, giving its clients the reassurance that they are working with partners operating at the highest possible standard.� John O’Brien, BIM Manager, Jones Engineering said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for Jones Engineering, as very few organisations have obtained this BIM Kitemark of excellence. It shows that Irish companies are embracing Digital Engineering and are delivering BIM Level 2 projects to the highest of standards. Our focus is now about consistency, together with maintaining this Continuous Improvement philosophy within our BIM strategy.�

Jim Curley, Group Chief Executive, Jones Engineering said: “The BSI Kitemark is an acknowledgement of our commitment to consistent and demonstrable workflows for BIM. The focus BSI places on continuous improvement and engagement ties in with our core values and reflects our belief in added value for our clients. Relationships are the lifeblood of our company and strengthening these throughout the project delivery process is of utmost importance.� As well as achieving this high standard, Jones Engineering have been presented with a number of awards in recent years recognising their approach, delivery and innovations within BIM. With fast-track schedules and increasing project complexities becoming the standard in the industry, having independently tested and verified BIM procedures leads to greater efficiencies and value, going beyond all project expectations. Jones Engineering are currently recruiting BIM Detailers for their mechanical, electrical and sprinkler divisions. Interested candidates are invited to send a copy of their CV to HR@joneseng.com

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