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Library meets local government at ABK’s Limerick civic centre

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] ABK Architects has completed this new civic centre in Kilmallock, Ireland, for Limerick County Council.

The 1,540m² scheme houses offices, a regional library and court facilities. According to the practice, the six million euro (£5.3 million) development has been designed as a ‘precinct of public buildings’ that extends the building line of the main street.

Readers' comments (1)

  • This building is identical to the one Zaha did in Rome recently - only this one has more straight lines (small difference). ABK is still going strong (they are a Great British Practice) - despite Charles Windsor's effort to shut them down. They were sad days - a dark day for architecture reminds me of a favourite song:

    Brown eyes and lungs are filled up with smoke
    Fast lives are stuck in the undertow
    But you know the places I wanna go
    Cause oh oh oh
    I've got a sickness, you've got the cure
    You've got the spark I've been lookin' for
    And I've got a plan, we walk out the door

    You know you wanna
    Just let go
    It's time to roll down the windows
    Sing it oh oh
    Yeah all we need so here we go

    Turn it up
    It's five minutes to midnight
    You're coming home with me tonight
    I can't get enough
    Shakin' me up
    Turn it up
    Alright, at five minutes to midnight
    You see our name in city lights
    We'll make the clock stop
    Make your heart drop and come alive

    We could
    Pack up and leave all our things behind
    No fact or fiction or storyline
    Cause I need you more than just for tonight
    You're oh oh all I care
    I can't stop my breathing in
    I'm weak and you were my medicine
    I won't stop till I am under your skin

    You know you wanna
    Just let go
    It's time to roll down the windows
    Sing it oh oh
    Yeah all we need so here we go

    Turn it up
    It's five minutes to midnight
    You're coming home with me tonight
    I can't get enough
    Shakin' me up
    Turn it up
    Alright, at five minutes to midnight
    You see our name in city lights
    We'll make the clock stop
    Make your heart drop and come alive

    And when the clock strikes twelve
    Will you find another boy to go and kiss and tell?
    Cause you know I never will
    I think we should strike a match
    We'll hold it to the wind to and see how long it lasts
    We can make the time stand still

    Turn it up
    It's five minutes to midnight
    You're coming home with me tonight
    I can't get enough
    Shakin' me up
    Turn it up
    Alright, at five minutes to midnight
    You see our name in city lights
    We'll make the clock stop
    Make your heart drop and come alive

    Turn it up
    It's five minutes to midnight
    You're coming home with me tonight
    I can't get enough
    Shakin' me up
    Turn it up
    Alright, at five minutes to midnight
    You see our name in city lights
    We'll make the clock stop
    Make your heart drop and come alive

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