Loughmourne Community Centre
Loughmourne is a small rural community nestled between Castleblayney and Ballybay in Co. Monaghan. The proposed Community Centre is a mutli-purpose facility consisting of a childcare facility, sensory garden and children’s playground. The childcare facilities cater for children of all ages including a creche, toddlers facilities, pre-school rooms and afterschool facilities.
As architects, our brief was to create a facility that could be readily adapted for use as a community facility that can accommodate local groups and social enterprise ventures, and a facility for guest speakers and public health professionals to address the needs of the local community.
The design of building has been influenced by the simple forms of agricultural architecture so often prevalent in rural County Monaghan. A series of pitched roofs breaks down the proposed building’s mass so that it integrates well in its countryside environment.