Thursday 2 April 2020
15:00 - 16:00
Róisín Heneghan on Her Current Work
The noted Irish-born architect/designer will discuss her practice’s most recent projects, especially how they interweave architecture and landscape. Among the buildings being presented are Giant’s Causeway Visitor’s Centre in Northern Ireland and the Palestinian Museum in the Middle East. This year, Heneghan Peng’s most widely anticipated project – the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza – is slated for completion.
Architect and Co-Founder, heneghan peng architects
Róisín Heneghan is an architect and co-founder of heneghan peng architects, a practice working with landscape, urban planning and architecture with offices in Dublin and Berlin. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from University College Dublin and a master’s in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
The practice has a diverse portfolio of work including; The Giant’ Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Northern Ireland, completed 2012, The Library and School of Architecture for the University of Greenwich in London, completed in 2014, the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, completed 2016, The National Gallery of Ireland Historic Wings Refurbishment, opened June 2017, the Museum Tonofenfabrik Lahr, opened February 2018, and The Grand Egyptian Museum which is under construction.
The work of heneghan peng has been exhibited and published widely including multiple participations at the Venice Biennale. heneghan peng have been the winners of many open architectural competitions, most notably for the Grand Egyptian Museum which attracted 1,557 entries from around the world. More recently, heneghan peng won the international design competition for the Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario, Canada. The built work of the practice has been nominated and shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award and been nominated for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
Róisín Heneghan has taught extensively most recently at Yale University and lectured widely. She has served as a jury member on several international architectural competitions and was on the 2016 jury for the RIBA Stirling prize.
Register here for the event and the seminar.
This seminar is qualified for 1 OAA ConEd structured learning hour.
Róisín Heneghan’s Talk is generously sponsored by Scavolini Toronto.
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