Éirigh is the result of a dynamic partnership between Lioncor and Reddy Architecture + Urbanism to create a unique gathering space that uses environmentally conscious approaches to materials and assembly that highlight the relationship between the environment, art, architecture and construction. The bespoke Built to Disappear site specific pavilion considers the theme of Earth Rising within the context of energy and how it is generated, used and valued. Constructed using willow stems, which is seen in indigenous woven architecture around the globe, can be locally grown and biodegrades back into the environment.
The focus of the team’s collaborative energy was to create a unique gathering place that was both architectural and artistic by design but also a response to environmental concerns and green approaches to construction. To ensure the structure had minimal environmental impact, the design, materials, and production needed to be efficient – a reflection of modern timber framed housing used throughout Ireland today.
The title Éirigh meaning ‘wake up’ or ‘get up’ reflects the fact that this is the time for us all to fully engage in the climate debate and not leave it to others. Reddy Architecture + Urbanism explain the core of the concept has come from the energy of the group discussions, creative collaboration and conversations driven with purpose –“This pavilion is the expression of that collection of ideas and of gathering. A focal point of energy and awareness that reminds us of the importance of looking, listening and learning and most importantly to join in and get involved in the next steps. Earth Rising….. wake up, get up,……. Éirigh.”
The immersive nature of the pavilion will absorb the visitor in its materiality, lifecycle, energy consumption, durability and texture offering a contemplative and reflective space to consider climate change. Lioncor sees Éirigh as a piece of contemporary art, reminding us of the importance and challenges involved in good design and environmentally conscious construction and the impact it has on each and every one of us as well as the world around us.
Lioncor is an Irish residential development company set up in 2018 and made up of an experienced team of construction, finance, property and legal professionals committed to building highly efficient homes across the country. Lioncor pride themselves on delivering housing to all cohorts of the market, from starter homes to social housing, and from luxury apartments and houses to Build-to-Rent developments. Currently their new homes pipeline is in excess of 7,000 homes. Lioncor are involved in the #Building Life Ambassador campaign with the Irish Green Building Council which aims to develop a roadmap to decarbonise Ireland’s built environment and half Ireland’s built environment emissions by 2030. Sustainability and ESG are integral not only to Lioncor as a business but to the real estate industry, as a whole. Lioncor’s goal is to leave a meaningful legacy on the physical landscape of Ireland and to play their part in ensuring they have a positive impact on the places and communities in which they work.
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism is a diverse firm of award-winning international architects and design professionals providing comprehensive services from our offices in Ireland and the UK. Our focus is to design great buildings and places that enhance the lives of those who use them. Approaching every project with an open and enquiring mind and taking time to understand our clients’ objectives, we work to create appropriate design solutions that are imaginative, intelligent, cost effective and satisfying. Our chairman is a founding member of the Academy of Urbanism and we are passionate about the urban environment. We enjoy creating successful urban spaces and a number of our place-making and regeneration projects have been recognised with awards, notably by the RIAI and RTPI.
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism is a leader in the field of architectural design and construction. We believe in designing the entire life of the building from inception through to occupation. Our buildings create successful spaces and places to that enhance peoples quality of life.
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