Sunday 1st 11:00-16:00
CIT Cork School of Music provides a bespoke academic facility in a unique city centre setting. Three central atria scoop generous amounts of natural daylight into a tight urban site. Externally the palette of red sandstone, buff limestone, blue brick and animated glazing reinforces the design of a confident, civic and contemporary set-piece by the river. The theatre, rehearsal hall and tuition studios are solid and geological in form while the curved limestone façade reflects the river bend. In contrast the top floor library and studios act as light boxes and benefit from stunning city views. To achieve the rigorous acoustic performance criteria required of the building programme many of the spaces have floating floors and ceilings and splayed walls.
Designed by: Murray O Laoire Architects
Location: Union Quay