grimshaw architects selected to redevelop curragh racecourse
 
grimshaw architects selected to redevelop curragh racecourse
feb 05, 2014

grimshaw architects selected to redevelop curragh racecourse

grimshaw architects selected to redevelop curragh racecourse
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grimshaw architects has been selected to develop plans for the curragh horse racecourse in ireland. working alongside newenham mulligan & associates, the proposal was chosen ahead of 100 other leading practices, following an international competition. the masterplan for the site updates the existing complex – providing a new grandstand – while simultaneously respecting the surrounding landscape. alongside racing and training facilities, the prestigious venue showcases some of the best thoroughbred racehorses from around the world.

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the masterplan for the site updates the existing complex, providing a new cantilevered grandstand

 

 

 

celebrating the unique topography of the curragh plains, the grandstand retains and builds upon the intimate characteristics associated with the site. the redevelopment also involves the upgrading of public amenities, ensuring a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for visitors throughout the year.

 

‘the master plan provides an opportunity to review the site and the wider offer in a way that cherishes its existing qualities but also enables the curragh to meet the demands of the future and continue to compete at an international level,’ explained grimshaw partner kirsten lees. ‘the integration of the new grandstand into this beautiful setting will be carefully and sensitively handled to establish a connection and balance between the natural and the man-made.’

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the venue showcases some of the best thoroughbred racehorses from around the world

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the unobtrusive structure respects the surrounding environment

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an aerial view of the redeveloped site

  • I think I spotted Dick Francis in one of the renderings

    dbkii

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