Stirling Prize-winning London-based architects Níall McLaughlin have designed The International Rugby Experience, a cultural institution and visitor experience dedicated to rugby. It is situated on the edge of a conservation area in Limerick’s Georgian Quarter in Ireland. The seven-floor building is conceived as a civic building in a Georgian landscape rather than a townhouse.
Brick and concrete are used both internally and on the facades, which feature brick piers creating recessed bays reflecting the proportions of the surrounding Georgian buildings. The building features a grand portico entrance with a double-height entrance hall, ground-floor retail space, a first-floor cafe, event spaces in the basement and a public hall on the top floor with panoramic views. Photo Nick Kane. Níall McLaughlin