CORA are the Structural Engineers for the winning Design Team that were chosen from over 200 entries to an international design competition to design the West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen.
The proposed building will incorporate artists studios, exhibition spaces along with performance spaces. A basement will be constructed over the majority of the site over which two distinct buildings will be built – one of three stories and the other of six stories. The six storey building cantilevers over the adjoining stream which is achieved by hanging the lower floors out of cantilevering roof trusses. The façade of the buildings are either clad in ‘Corten’ weathered steel cladding or the finish will be fairfaced boardmarked concrete.