RSUA organised a tour of the Raidió Fáilte – Lionra Uladh building on the Falls Road, Belfast, which was led by architect Ciaran Mackel. This building was designed in collaboration by ARdMackel and McGurk Architects and won an RSUA Design Award in 2019. Fergus Ó hÍr of Raidió Fáilte also won Client of the Year.
The judges praised a “remarkable project in a very demanding location” at the junction of the Westlink and the Falls Road, and they were also hugely impressed by the enthusiasm and energy of the client noting the “recognition by the client of the value and role of good design in creating a facility that not only functions well but sends out a positive message and invitation to the broader community”.
The tour was followed by a General Meeting which gives members an opportunity to meet. Items discussed include housing policy, the progress of Local Development Plans and follow up from the Hamburg Study Trip. RSUA also agreed to issue an open call for committee membership in 2020.
RSUA organises Building Tours as an opportunity for architects to learn and the next organised tour will be in Derry~Londonderry in February 2020.