WATERFORD FIRE STATION, a dramatic new work of contemporary architecture outside Waterford City designed by McCullough Mulvin Architects has just won a major design award in Italy- the PLAN award for 2016 presented at a ceremony in Venice on May 25th. The same building- designed like a natural landscape with a folded roof plane -has also been nominated for a German Design Award 2017 by the prestigious German Design Council in Frankfurt
This recognition reflects the growing profile of McCullough Mulvin Architects outside Ireland and particularly in Continental Europe; the practice is also the subject of a current exhibition of their work running in the famous 1926 House of Art in Ostrava in the Czech Republic. Titled Geology/Biology – The laboratory of Nature- the exhibition includes projects, models and films about projects contained in a plywood space in the main exhibition room. The exhibition displays recent work of the practice as well as the first images of their groundbreaking new project in Patiala, Punjab India for Thapar University.
Working as contemporary architects of place with a unique approach to history, landscape and cultural contexts, McCullough Mulvin are increasingly finding their place on a world stage.