A&D Wejchert & Partners Architects continue to provide excellence in Sustainable Design and Accessibility, with Major Design Awards.
Following the recent passing of founding Partner, Dr. Andrzej Wejchert, A&D Wejchert & Partners, Architects, are continuing the ethos of good design and commitment to quality, with fellow founding Partner Danuta Kornaus Wejchert acting as Chairperson, and David Lanigan and Paddy Fletcher continuing to act as joint Managing Directors. The practice has recently won two major National and International Design Awards, and is currently undertaking major new work in Ireland and abroad.
Danuta Kornaus Wejchert, believes the key to success lies in excellence in design and quality of service to our Clients all of whom have first hand experience of A&D Wejchert & Partners commitment to quality.
Nurses Education Building, Waterford IT
The Nurse Education Building, Waterford Institute of Technology, has been recognized by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies together with The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, with a 2009 "GREEN GOOD DESIGN TM" Award in the category of Architecture.
The GREEN GOOD DESIGNTM program is a specialized edition of the GOOD DESIGN TM program, founded in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr., former curator of the Museum of Modern Art, to promote and foster a greater public understanding and acceptance of Modern Design.
The Nurse Education Building has previously been awarded the Department of Environment Heritage & Local Government Best Sustainable Building Award 2007, RIAI Best Sustainable Building Award, and was highly commended for Building Opus Building of the Year 2006.
The award reflects A&D Wejchert & Partners continuing commitment to environmental protection and sustainability and will be exhibited amongst other International Award Winners in Athens, Greece in July.
Irishtown Heath Centre, Dublin
Partner in charge Paddy Fletcher explains, "The atrium is the focus and heart of the building. A curved central stair connects all three levels as they step outwards, allowing the atrium to widen towards the top giving more light to the lower levels.
The stepping within the atrium is reflected along the southern fašade, where higher levels project outwards minimising solar gain to the floors below. "
Earlier this month, the Practice won the 2009 RIAI Best Accessible Building Award, with Irishtown Health Centre.
Partner in charge Helen Giblin describes the building:
"Accessibility is essential in any public building and of even greater significance in a primary care centre, with a greater than average number of frail, disabled or "walking wounded" visitors including wheelchair users and children.
Colour is used to be warm and welcoming. Colour contrast is carefully selected to aid those with poor eyesight, without detracting from the overall colour scheme.
The HSE described their experience with A&D Wejchert & Partners during this project;
"The Architects provided an excellent architectural professional design service from the conception of the project through to completion of the construction phase, commissioning and fitting out.
The design developed by the Architects responded to the brief and also presented a few innovative elements never before used in our health centers. The Architect was also acting actively in the Arts Committee preparing and choosing suitable art elements for the centre.
The delivered by Architects building is a top quality development finished on time and within the budget and to the expected standards of workmanship.
The Health Service Executive would like to underline the excellent cooperation between Design Team members led by the Architect and enormous engagement during all stages of the project."
David Lanigan, partner in charge, has been busy with the recent commencement on site of The Millfield Centre at Balbriggan.
The Millfield Centre, Balbriggan
The main retail centre is envisaged as a dramatic curved glazed street set over two levels on this sloping site to achieve, effectively, two "ground floor level" streets to allow accessibility from all sides of the site.
Community services/retail facilities independent of the main retail centre are located on the perimeter provide activity and interest onto the adjoining streets.
This lively network of interconnecting streets and civic spaces together with varied building forms and the mix of retail, community services, leisure and recreation, commercial and residential uses will in time create an attractive urban quarter for Balbriggan.
Together with Paul Roche, who recently completed the successful South King Street Project, Danuta Kornaus Wejchert is currently designing a World Class Golf Clubhouse and Wellness Centre with Luxury Spa facilities, on the outskirts of Warsaw.
Wejchert Golf Club, Warsaw, Poland
Paddy Fletcher, who is involved with 2nd Level and 3rd level Education projects here in Ireland, is spearheading another Polish project this time in Krakow.
The client, Grupa Onet, is Poland's leading media and entertainment group.
The new facility in Krakow, will be over 40,000m2 in size, and will consist of Digital Television Studios, and offices for Internet, Mobile Phone, and other cutting edge new media.
A&D Wejchert & Partners have a number of other prestigious projects underway, such as a new Student Services Centre for Carlow IT, a National Heritage Centre at Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin, and Primary Care Health Centres at Clonbrusk and Ballyfermot, Dublin, a Paediatric rehabilitation unit for CRC & HSE in Waterford.
A comprehensive portfolio of work can be seen online at www.wejchert.ie
For further information, contact David Lanigan or Paddy Fletcher.
Tel: 01-661 0321. E-mail: email@example.com
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