The Irish Georgian Society revealed the winners of its Architectural Conservation & Original Drawing Awards 2014 at an event in the City Assembly House on the 8th of October. Announcing the Awards, Dr. Edward McParland highlighted the very high standard of conservation projects submitted and considered by the judging panel and celebrated the partnership of owners, architects, and builders in realising these works.
Blackrock Institute of Further Education and Blackrock Library shares the award for Conservation Project winner with the Guildhall in Derry.
McCullough Mulvin Architects designed and project managed the renovation of Blackrock Library.
The Library re-opened to the public on the 16th of June 2014 following extensive refurbishment. The library, which celebrated its centenary in 2005, has been fully updated, modernised and extended while enhancing the original features of this protected Carnegie building.
New features include:
- Mezzanine area
- Extended public internet service
- Self-service facilities, including printing (on site, mobile and from home)
- Greater selection of books, CDs and DVDs
- Study facilities
- Separate reading room - ideal for book clubs, browsing magazines and relaxing
Read more on the Irish Georgian Society's Architectural Conservation & Original Drawing Awards please