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Raidió Fáilte- Lionra Uladh, Belfast

Carefully and efficiently planned, adopting clever strategies

Raidió Fáilte- Lionra Uladh, Belfast.
Raidió Fáilte- Lionra Uladh, Belfast. Credit: Paul Lindsay

Northern Ireland RIBA Regional Award 2019

McGurk Architects & ARdMackel for Raidió Fáilte
Contract value: £1.63m 
GIA: 581m2
Cost per m2: £2,805

Adjacent to the busy Westlink junction with the Falls Road, this small tower marks a critical point in the city. The building, a radio station headquarters, is clad in brick, with gold anodised perforated sliding screens closing it up at night and during the day sliding open to reveal a café on the ground floor. The tower is carefully and efficiently planned, adopting clever strategies to open up the stair to the rest of the floors, making it surprisingly light-filled. The jury was hugely impressed by the enthusiasm and energy of the client, which recognised the value and role of good design in creating a facility that not only functions well but sends a positive message and invitation to the broader community. 

Client of the Year

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