Designing an 'icon': redevelopment of Ireland's Curragh Racecourse

Author: Michael Orr, Jon Leach and Eugene Sheehy

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1 June 2022

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Designing an 'icon': redevelopment of Ireland's Curragh Racecourse

Designing an 'icon': redevelopment of Ireland's Curragh Racecourse
The Structural Engineer
Author

Michael Orr, Jon Leach and Eugene Sheehy

Date published

1 June 2022

Author

Michael Orr, Jon Leach and Eugene Sheehy

Price

Standard: £9
Members / subscribers: Free
 

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This article describes the concept, detailed design and delivery of the Curragh Racecourse redevelopment, in Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland.

Synopsis
This paper presents the story behind the concept, detailed design and delivery of the Curragh Racecourse redevelopment, in Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland.

The structural engineering challenges revolved around the dramatic long-span cantilevered roof and its interface with the exposed precast concrete structure below, and the high attention to detail required to achieve the necessary visual and architectural quality for this world-renowned racing venue.

Designed with Grimshaw architects, the new facility was opened in 2019, a little under four years after the design competition was awarded.

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Format:
PDF
Pages:
9
Publisher:
Institution of Structural Engineers

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Concrete - precast Metal - steel Stadium Roof Project Focus Issue 6

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