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RKD at ISPE Europe Annual Conference 2017
RKD’s Geert Douterlungne and Johan Wilken will be attending the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) 2017 Europe Annual Conference in Barcelona from 3 – 5 April 2017. This year the ISPE 2017 Europe Annual Conference will focus on “Pharma Manufacturing 2025” and the way to achieve a modern, agile, and flexible production landscape.
Ornua Centre of Excellence Operational
The new 6,000 sq. m Ornua Kerrygold Centre of Excellence, which became operational during May 2016, significantly enhances an already world-class supply chain to meet the evolving needs of Kerrygold customers and consumers in 110 markets worldwide. In the role of Lead Design Team Consultant RKD was responsible for site selection, masterplanning, design...
Project Wave Status Update
Block A. Block A will comprise 31,500 sq. m of office space accommodated in three buildings around two central courtyards. Planning for Block A was submitted in late April 2016. Block B. Block B will form part of Project Wave's residential accommodation, with provision for 161 apartments and ground floor retail. Block B's planning application was submitted in late April 2016...
Dogpatch Labs Coworking Facility
Dogpatch Labs is a CoWorking office for scaling technology start-ups located in the historic chq building in the Dublin Docklands, a bonded storehouse used in its former life to store imported tobacco and alcohol. Some of Dogpatch Labs' alumni include Instagram, BarkBox, Fluid and TaskRabbit. The space was designed to be open plan so everyone is in the same room but, to be ...
Irish Building Project of the Year
The Analog Devices Building at the University of Limerick was awarded Irish Building Project of the Year at the Irish Building and Design Awards 2016. The awards, which took place in April, recognise excellence in the building and design sectors in Ireland. The project was shortlisted alongside another RKD-designed project, the Research Hub at Grangegorman...
BREEAM Excellent for UCD Science
The Scicence East & Hub Building at University College Dublin has become the first third-level education building in Ireland to achieve BREEAM 'Excellent' certification. BREEAM is the world's leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It addresses a number of lifecycle stages such as New Construction...
RKD Running Team
Huge congratulations to the RKD Running Team who competed in their first event, The Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Challenge on 1st September around Dublin's Docklands District. The route passes close to Riverside IV offices, designed by RKD, as well as One Dockland Central, which is currently under construction featuring a fit out designed by RKD Interiors....
Project Wave
Project Wave is a commercial office and residential development project currently under construction in Dublin's Docklands Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). The overall project masterplan will see the delivery of up to 65,000 sq. m of commercial space and up to 300 apartments. The 2.35 hectare site, which wraps around the new headquarters of the Central Bank of Ireland, comprises ...
Open Gate Brewery
A 'secret' door beside the main entrance to St. James's Gate opens to the Open Gate Brewery, a new project providing public access to the existing experimental brewery which had, until now, been restricted to Guinness brewers. Members of the public can now see into the world of the Guinness brewers as they develop new beers. Beer enthusiasts in particular can even...
Belvedere House
RKD Architects are proud to have been involved in the full restoration of Belvedere House in Dublin's North Inner City for Belvedere College SJ. The restored building now completes the end vista of North Great Georges Street one of the most intact historic streetscapes in the city. Belvedere House was completed in 1786 for George Augustus Rochfort, 2nd Earl of Belvedere....
Fit Out Awards
In November RKD picked up three awards at the 2015 Fit Out Awards: Retail Project of the Year for AIB @ UCD, Public Sector Project of the Year for Trinity College Dublin Business School,  Large Office Project of the Year for Kerry Global Technology and Innovation Centre. 9 of the projects shortlisted for awards on the night featured design work by RKD: Brown Brothers Harriman...
New Xtratherm Facility Opens
Designed by RKD Architects, Xtratherm's new state-of-the-art 20,000 sq. m production and warehousing facility has opened in Belgium. At an official ceremony in Feluy, Mr. Jean Claude Marcourt, Wallonia Minister of Economy, Foreign Trade, Research and Higher Education officially opened Irish insulation manufacturer Xtratherm's new manufacturing and distribution...