Fan on the Shannon

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

The Irish town of Athlone’s new Luan Gallery extension is now open, taking advantage of its site the banks of the Shannon river. Overlooked by Athlone Castle, the gallery commission was won by London practice Keith Williams Architects in a competition staged by the town council in 2009, and was opened to the public last December.

If it was a squeeze on the opening night, it was nothing compared with the plant room space available for the air handling units servicing the gallery spaces. Manufacturer Fantech was brought in and after consulting with Dublin’s Axis Engineering, fitted the right sized Komfovent REGO heat recovery and Elta fan units. REGO customised units can deal with heat recuperation, cooling, humidifying, dehumidifying, filtration and sound attenuating performance with temperature efficiencies of up to 80%.

Latest

Forty years ago this great city seemed all dereliction and decay. Its up and down revival is now gathering pace

Revival is gathering pace

There’s a new approach to insurance which makes genuine collaboration a realistic possibility

There’s a better way of working that pays off

Floor to ceiling ideas for inside your buildings

Floor to ceiling ideas for inside your buildings

Tower's 5.5 NABERS stars help energy-efficient office to sweep up at CIBSE awards

NABERS 5.5 stars help CIBSE awards clean-up

With retail flagging how can we bring life back into towns? Architects, this is your chance to step up

With retail flagging how can we bring life back into towns?