Opened in 2018 the Pálás arthouse cinema in the heart of Galway city is a landmark concrete building.
Overall winner, 38th annual Irish Concrete Society awards 2019
The structural form of the cinema was constructed in its entirety with reinforced concrete, from the foundation and basement, to the slabs, walls and columns and even the fireplace and chimney. As well as meeting structural and durability requirements the concrete was also to be exposed to meet the highest standards for visual concrete.
A fair faced visual concrete was specified in order to achieve the architectural features for both the internal and external finishes with special emphasis placed on the concrete mix design to achieve the following properties:
A light colour
Consistency of colour