New Vision for Old Mill - Dublin Project Wins Third Prize
Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A new vision for Boland’s industrial mill in Dublin’s Docklands has been awarded Third Prize in an international design competition organized by FAKRO in cooperation with the international magazine for architects A10. The project is the brainchild of Poland-based, Liliana Krzycka and Rafal Pieszko, who worked for five-and-a-half years with McCauley Daye O'Connell Architects in Dublin.
“The idea is to create work and exhibition spaces for creative artists with lofts connected to the workspaces”, say Krzycka and Pieszko. The lofts are creating a zigzag form on the façade of the mill. “The conceptual design addresses the competition theme of the loft, while highlighting this neglected site at the edge of one of the most popular public spaces in Dublin, the Grand Canal Dock.” Krzycka and Pieszko took inspiration from other international industrial example, such as the world heritage site Zollverein in the Ruhr, Germany. The competition jury included architecture critic Hans Ibeling from A10 magazine and the architect Nanne de Ru.
While based in Dublin, Liliana Krzycka and Rafal Pieszko say they “fell in love with Irish Georgian architecture and admire the work of Francis Johnston, Sam Stephenson, Grafton Architects and O’Donnell + Tuomey”. They enjoyed the lively architecture scene and attended architectural lectures, exhibitions and Open House Dublin events. They recently set up a small architectural studio, Menthol Architects.
Further information on the competition is under this link.