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Studio Makkink & Bey chosen as winning architects
Michou de Bruijn (Studio Makkink & Bey) Elizabeth Grace (Matheson partner) managing partner Michael Jackson and Annie Fletcher, IMMA director

30 Mar 2023 / culture Print

Makkink & Bey chosen as winning architects

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) and Matheson have named Studio Makkink & Bey as the winning practice for the creation of a new community space in the heart of the museum.

The winning practice, for the development of the Matheson Creativity Hub in Memory of Tim Scanlon, was revealed at a gathering at IMMA (27 March).

A panel of judges choose Studio Makkink & Bey after an invited architectural competition to create an innovative space at IMMA that combines exceptional architecture and design.

A showcase of the six proposals is currently on display until 2 April.

Studio Makkink & Bey is led by designer-architect Rianne Makkink and designer Jurgen Bey.


Managing partner Michael Jackson said: "On behalf of Matheson, I am delighted to congratulate Studio Makkink & Bey on this achievement and their innovative design for this new space, which is a fitting tribute to Tim's passion for the arts, and reflects the ethos of our Impactful Business Programme to make a meaningful sustainable impact within our community.”

IMMA director Annie Fletcher said that the calibre of work submitted made the job of choosing one overall winner an exceptionally difficult one.

“What impressed us most about the Makkink & Bey design was its potential to be truly transformational and to drive IMMA forward, opening exciting new conversations and collaborations,” she added.

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