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The Glucksman

Address:University College Cork

The Glucksman provides a cultural and artistic centre on the University College Cork campus. Named after one of its founding donors, the businessman and philanthropist Lewis Glucksman, the gallery was inaugurated by President Mary McAleese on 13 October 2004.

Located at UCC’s main entrance gates, the building includes display spaces, lecture facilities, a riverside café and gallery shop. The gallery links the campus to the wider community and has become an important civic space in Cork. Designed by the architectural firm of O’Donnell and Twomey, the Glucksman has won numerous awards, including the RIAI Best Public Building in Ireland in 2005, the RIBA 2005 Award (Europe), and the Sustainable Energy Ireland Award. It was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2005 and has been named ‘One of the 1001 Buildings to See Before You Die’.