Located at the iconic Spanish Arch, the Galway Civic Museum was carefully designed by Sisk to complement the original design, creating an ultra-modern 2,100 m² landmark building that honours Galway’s rich history. The €8 million museum is designed to preserve the heritage of Galway City by exhibiting articles and artefacts from past to present for the public to experience.
We developed a suite of contemporary, high quality staircase glazing and metalwork solutions for both internal and external areas of the project. We worked closely with joiners who produced contemporary timber handrails for the internal balustrades to create a natural quality that brought warmth to the ultra-modern interior design without detracting from the exhibited items within the museum space. Externally, we combined stainless steel and glass to integrate with the backdrop of this contemporary building.
Sisk won several national awards for the museum’s design including the Opus Architecture and Construction Award and Best Civic Building Award in 2006. We are pleased to have contributed to this monumental museum, designed strike a careful balance between past and present to honour the historic city of Galway.