Nenagh leisure centre by ABK architects displays the power of contemporary design and a regenerative engine in a community. The project extends and renovates the existing leisure centre in Nenagh. An aspect of this scheme that is important is the extensive landscaping around the project. Indeed the project as a whole can be viewed as a landscape intervention. Corten steel is used as a material that links all element so of the project. The earthen tones of the Corten suit the Irish weather. On a dull day the Corten illuminates the scene. The parkland around the scheme is a fitting boundary to Nenagh town. It provides a boundary between urban and rural.