Energy Usage: 106 kwh/m2/y
Naturally ventilated 30,000 cubic metre library space by cross ventialtion /stack effect.
This Landmark building comprises a Library / IT Department, auditoria, lecture theatres, entrance foyer and directorate. The design uses architectural elements as orientation devices, the building form to zone its functions, its skin to control the environment, and the use of materials as a hierarchical index. The project brief also included a second phase an Industrial Support building, the first stage completed in 2004.
ACEI Innovation Award 2005 - Winner
Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland Awards 2004- Exhibited
Opus Building of the year Awards 2003 - Winner
City Neighbourhood, Best modern building 2003 - Winner
Building Design (UK), April 25th 2003
Architecture Ireland, no. 190, September 2003
Irish Arts Review - Autumn 2003
The Plan (Italy) No. 006 / June 2004
Office Design, daab Gmbh, 2005
Magic Metal, Braun, 2008