Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
To end the week on a high, the team at PAC Studio joined the SPAB visit to Gandon’s Four Courts in Dublin to see the remarkable conservation work ongoing at the concrete dome installed around 100 years ago. Although the shell of concrete is only 150mm thick, the mass is impacting on the structural integrity of the stone support columns. These are being carefully assessed and replaced as necessary, with the utmost attention to detail. Most breathtaking was the interior of the dome, painted in a cobalt blue protective paint, highlighted with an astral sky of gold. Thanks to our Jessica Lange and all at SPAB for the invitation and organisation, and for the insights shared by Hegarty’s team on site.