Grifols International Logistics Centre by PM Group has won the Irish heat of the ‘Be Inspired’ design competition voted for by attendees at this year’s Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Architecture Expo show in Dublin. Curated by Kingspan Insulated Panels, ‘Be Inspired’ is an international competition to showcase the most attractive uses of the company’s products in a building façade. Finalists will be chosen in heats hosted around the world, with the overall winner announced at the end of 2017.
“It was difficult to choose a favourite project, but the Grifols International Logistics Centre in Dublin is an excellent example of well designed and well executed industrial architecture,” said RIAI President Carole Pollard. “The selection of materials plays a significant part in the success of the building, particularly in the juxtaposition of different elements and the handling of the office façades.”
Attendees at Architecture Expo voted on a shortlist selected by Carole Pollard from Kingspan’s new ‘Be Inspired’ case study book, which was also launched at the event.
“’Be Inspired’ showcases some of the most exciting projects, from all around the world, where architects have used Kingspan insulated panels to create striking façades,” explained Fergal Murphy, Commercial Director for Kingspan Insulated Panels Ireland. The book is our way of celebrating the architects who are creating these designs, satisfying their creative brief while still reaping the functional benefits of insulated panel technology; the superior thermal performance, structural integrity and long-term guarantees associated with Kingspan’s products.”
Grifols International Logistics Centre made extensive use of BENCHMARK Evolution, integrated Architectural Wall Panels, and the Topdek flat roof system.