As with so many heritage building discoveries, anticipating true measurements and the features of what lies beneath decades of upgrades is a tricky task. We deployed PointCloud scanning to accurately map the existing conditions. This has allowed us to accurately 3D model our designs within an incredibly irregular space from the very early concept phase.
1/3 Meticulous masonry: heritage reveals at Cabra Dominican College
2/3 Meticulous masonry: heritage reveals at Cabra Dominican College
3/3 Meticulous masonry: heritage reveals at Cabra Dominican College
Preparing masonry for an artistic window replacement in the chapel will transform the feeling of the building – and, significantly, how it presents to the courtyard outside, where the removal of the old infirmary is revealing a charming original facade. Heritage features will be the hero, so our subtle contemporary additions like a low-slung courtyard sitting wall where visitors might stop and reflect will play an important support act.
The home economics upgrade will greatly improve the school’s teaching capacity in this curriculum, with expansion ensuring two classes might run simultaneously from late September.
Completion on the chapel is expected in October, capping off a busy period with the school following our award-winning Therese Sweeney Music Centre addition and the 2019 opening of Caleruega Hall.