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September/October 2016


Open House excites

Big Apple Lift off

Super programme kicks off

The remarkable Hudson Yards development

Donnybrook Fair

Norwegian View

U+I unlocks potential in key sites

Spectacular vantage point thrills

Zany Kindergarten London’s Spire A peek at MAD’s quirky crèche

HOK’s design is as impressive as it is tall

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Open House excites

26 Norwegian View

Donnybook Fair

U+I comes up with some striking designs for two city centre sites


From Russia with Love


MAD Kindergarten


New York on the rise

Hudson Yards is the biggest development in the history of the Big Apple



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ON THE COVER: Miguel Angel AragonĂŠs Hotel Mar Adentro Cabos


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RETROFIT INSULATION MASTERCLASS 2016 Challenges solutions and opportunities to retrofitting insulation and airtightness in buildings On the 25th and 27th of October Ecological Building Systems in conjunction with their German partners pro clima & CALSITHERM will offer a unique opportunity for architects, builders and planners to attend a series of Retrofit Masterclass’s. The sessions will focus on the latest developments in delivering high performance, healthy low energy retrofits. Ecological Building Systems have been at the forefront of supplying Intelligent airtight and windtight building product solutions and natural insulations in Ireland for over 15 years. Senior technical engineers from CALSITHERM and pro clima will discuss how to combine the optimum level of thermal performance in retrofits with a healthy living environment. Every country within the EU must have a national renovation strategy in place before April 30th 2017 under revisions to the EU Energy Efficiency Directive in September this year. In Ireland residential buildings account for 27 % of Irelands total energy use and 12% of carbon emissions. Retrofitting thermal insulation in buildings presents a unique opportunity to significantly reduce heat losses, improve comfort and reduce fuel bills. Retrofitting thermal insulation and airtightness in buildings can lead to numerous challenges however. Unforeseen consequences such as condensation, mould growth, building damage and a reduction in indoor air quality can occur by using inappropriate materials and poor execution of detailing at the planning and building phase.

The seminars will run over 2 days, Tuesday the 25th and Thursday the 27th of October 2016 at Ecological Building Systems training centre in Athboy, Co. Meath, Ireland. Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance with 5 structured CPD credits. Interested participants can book each day separately or both days together. The booking fee is â‚Ź50.00 per day. Each participant will also receive product samples, a memory stick loaded with relative information, literature, tea, coffee and lunch. Spaces are limited for this one-off event.

Proceedings will be opened with a Keynote address by Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD Dr.-Ing. Gregory A. Scheffler of Dr. Scheffler & Partner GmbH Dresden will also present the latest guidance in relation to thermally upgrading solid walls and minimising the risk of condensation and mould growth.

Michael Foerster, Head of Applications Technology with pro clima, will deliver a series of seminars outlining the application of diffusion open airtightness and windtightness solutions in retrofitting walls and roofs.

Bookings can be confirmed on By Niall Crosson, Senior Engineer, BTech,MEngSc, CEPHC. MIEI 046 94 32104;

Calsitherm based in Paderborn, Germany were founded in 1977. Calsitherm, the manufacturers of CLIMATE BOARD is a leading manufacturer of capillary active diffusion open thermal insulation systems. CLIMATE BOARD is an internal wall insulation made from calcium silicate which has been installed in numerous refurbishment projects throughout Germany and Europe from buildings as diverse as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to schools, flats and single dwellings for almost 20 years. The system has been used on many buildings throughout Ireland and the UK.

Pro clima, based in Germany, are global leaders in the manufacture and development of Intelligent of airtightness and windtightness solutions for over 3 decades.


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John Paul Construction Company Announcement We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Paraic Keogh to the Board of John Paul Construction in the role of Construction Director. With over 25 years of experience in delivering major construction projects and developing client relationships across all sectors of the industry, Paraic has a strong track record of success in senior leadership roles, serving at Director level for the past 15 years. Commenting on the appointment, Eamon Booth, Managing Director stated; We are delighted with Paraic’s appointment to our senior team which marks a significant step forward in our strategic development plan for our business whilst building on our long-standing position as trusted partner for our clients’.

TEGRAL CELEBRATES 80 YEARS WITH NEW BRAND AND LOGO Tegral, a market leader in roofing and Ireland’s only manufacturer of fibre cement roof slates, recently celebrated 80 years in business by unveiling a stunning new corporate brand that captures the rich history of the company and reflects its ambitious vision for the future. Since first establishing its manufacturing base in Athy in 1936, Tegral has made a significant contribution to the Irish construction industry and now employs 150 people across its operations. Tegral’s rebranding represents its successful transition to a market-leading company that’s significantly evolved beyond its roof slate heritage; the business now offers a wide and diverse catalogue of products that span fibre cement slates as well as a comprehensive range of metal roofing, cladding and flooring systems designed to the highest international standards and purposed for modern commercial, industrial and agricultural construction. ^Äçìí=qÉÖê~äÛë=åÉï=Äê~åÇ The new Tegral logo signifies a fresh and confident visual identity with clean and contemporary lines that perfectly positions Tegral into the future, and beyond. The logo is made up of two strong colours; a brand new slate grey colour underpins the company’s intentions to continue to innovate and break new boundaries in its relentless focus on quality. The red is carried through from the previous Tegral logo, and serves as a tribute to its history and 80 years in business. Cleverly hidden within the new Tegral logo are angles of 10° and 70° to reflect the minimum and maximum roof pitch, + 90° angles to reflect cladding and the other brand offerings. This hidden design feature shows how dedicated Tegral are to providing a top class service, proving they go the extra mile to ensure perfection.


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Tegral’s new tagline is “Building for Generations”, is carefully nuanced to draw on Tegral’s unique and rich heritage, while also projecting its commitment to the future. Speaking about the 80th anniversary and the milestone rebrand, Paddy Kelly, Managing Director of Tegral said, “Our 80th anniversary is a proud landmark for us as a team and as a business that’s survived and grown through three recessions and countless other challenges. Our new brand reflects who we are today; we are an ambitious, progressive and forward-looking company, but our team remain grounded and loyal to the heritage that has served us with distinction these past 80 years. “Our people are Tegral’s greatest asset they are the lifeblood of our business and have been instrumental in our survival. Our success today is a testament to their hard work, passion and their shared commitment to build for generations. “I’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our team, and also to our valued customers and suppliers who have shown tremendous loyalty and service to Tegral down through the years. Their support for Tegral, the only Irish manufacturer of fibre-cement roof slates, has allowed us grow and develop into a market leader that is recognised internationally for

our relentless focus on quality and innovation. The secret to our success is simple; we produce the best quality roofing and cladding products to the market, and we continue to invest significantly in innovation and R&D, ensuring that we continue to manufacture to the highest international standards and with operational excellence”, Kelly added. Market-leading innovation, including the successful launch of the Tegral Academy in 2015 and the introduction of transformational product innovations such as Tegral Thrutone Endurance, Vertigo and Agribild Plus, all serve to pursue Tegral’s mission of retaining its position as the leading supplier of roofing and cladding products in the Irish market and differentiate the brand as it looks to the future with ambition and confidence. jÉãÄÉê=çÑ=bqbu Tegral is a member of the Etex Group since 1988. Etex is an industrial group that produces and markets the highest quality building materials and systems across the globe. The group comprises of 99 companies and 120 factories, spanning across 42 countries. They employ 17,500 people globally. As part of this international group, Tegral benefits from the best technical research available globally and the financial strength to continue investment in Tegral’s Irish operation.

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Fresh Nice pitch at TENT/London Design Week Irish Product design studio Leo Scarff Design exhibited several exciting new products at this year’s TENT / London Design Fair in September. Making its debut on the UK market is the new 'Island' collection of Sofas and Ottomans for Irish Design Brand Hiberform. Island is a collection of sculptural, rounded sofas made of two layered elements – seat pad and backrest, one hovering over the other. Each element can be upholstered in different fabrics or colours and are connected by steel legs either in polished stainless or powder coated steel finish. The backrests are designed to be big enough to place a laptop on them so making the sofas great for breakout area use as well as foyers etc.

Leo Scarff Design also launched several other new products - 'Truss' is a functional, CNC machined Birch Plywood shelving system available in 4 sizes and various colours. This will be used to display the new 'Plybowl' collection of containers and trays. Also featuring will be the 'Frame' side table in laminate, Plywood and lacquer with the addition of new forms in the established 'Lightweave' lighting collection, now celebrating 23 years in production. These fittings have been specified for prestigious projects across Europe, the USA and the Carribbean. The studio established in 1997 by Leo Scarff has shown work several times at the London Design Festival and founded the Hiberform Brand in 2011. For more visit

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September/October 2016

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September/October 2016