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Products: The Luan Gallery

A selection of the products used in Keith Williams Architects’ Luan Gallery

Architect’s choices

The palette of materials for the new gallery wing is limited to rough-cut horizontal strips of limestone of varying widths asserting the mass of the new wing.

Zinc-clad roof lanterns set back from the parapet wall allow the limestone to have prominence in the facade, while centralising the light penetrating into the gallery.

The Father Mathew Hall building has been re-rendered and re-roofed in slate, retaining externally the essence of its historical character. Internally it will be stripped back to its bare walls and roof structure.

  • Keith Williams, founding director, Keith Williams Architects


40mm thick Mocca crème limestone with horizontal vein and honed finish was used on the external walls and external soffits of the new gallery


110mm thick Branco do Mar Moleanos was used on the river path wall. The stone has been laid in rough-cut horizontal strips of varying width to form the rusticated plinth of the new wing

External glazing

Curtain walling system with metallic pewter paint finish was used for the river ambulatory overlooking the River Shannon

Raised floor

Oak veneer on 40mm carrier panels was chosen for the raised floor in the galleries

Lime render

Hand-cast wet dash with 10mm chip, St Astier and 6mm Wexford beach pebble sand, fibre reinforcement was Sika admixtures. This lime render was used to seemlessly re-render the existing Father Mathew Hall

Irish limestone

Flamed Irish limestone was installed on the external paving and external stairs

Engineered walnut

This material was used to form the reception desk and fixed furniture


This custom stainless-steel suite was designed by KWA and used for all gallery doors


Chester Red Blend bricks were used for the Father Mathew Hall building, to match the existing brickwork in colour and aspect


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