Irish architecture and interiors consultancy RKD has designed Independent Newspapers’ state-of-the-art printing plant in Dublin, which opens at the end of March. The plant’s interiors, which are visible from the outside thanks to the use of transparent glass, are painted in a palette of industrial colours including grey, blue and white. A white aerofoil-shaped roof covers the entire press hall, which features lighting designed to further illuminate the presses.
The move aims to create a new agency model, according to the marketing group, specifically designed to help brands in a “dynamic media environment”.
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As the year draws to a close, here is our pick of festive and not-so-festive design events that are not to be missed in December.
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