Birr School awarded Keeping it Modern Grant

October 18th, 2018

John McLaughlin Architects working with Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded funding to develop an environmental and conservation plan for Birr Community School under The Getty Foundation’s international ‘Keeping it Modern’ Initiative, aimed at conserving important buildings of the 20th century.

St Brendan’s Community School in Birr, Co. Offaly by the architects Peter and Mary Doyle Architects is the first building in Ireland to receive this recognition. The school takes its place in a list of high profile works which for this year consists of eleven projects including Oscar Niemeyer’s Rashid Karami International Fair in Tripoli, Lebanon, the Gateway Arch in St Louis Missouri by Eero Saarinen and the Salk Institute in California by Louis Kahn.

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