Grimshaw Selected to Redevelop Ireland’s Most Prestigious Racecourse


The Irish Turf Club has selected Grimshaw, alongside collaborators Newenham Mulligan & Associates (NMA), amongst 100 other leading practices to envision a concept design for the modernization of ’s most prestigious thoroughbred race course.

Embedded within County Kildare’s open plains, the historic Curragh Racecourse is need of a masterplan that preserves the site, upgrades facilities and respects the surrounding landscape. Grimshaw’s winning proposal promises to satisfy these requests, in addition to constructing a new grandstand that retains the “intimate and distinctive character” of the existing grounds.

C House / Steven Connolly, Alan Connolly and Grainne Daly

© Paul Tierney

Architects: Steven Connolly MRIAI, Alan Connolly BArch, Gráinne Daly BArch
Location: County,
Completion Date: June 2010
Floor Area: 260 sqm
Photographer: Paul Tierney