Images

Images

Buncrana Community Library 05

A plan of the library, from the library leaflet

Buncrana Community Library 04

The children's library

Buncrana Community Library 02

An interior view showing the local boat feature

Buncrana Community Library 01

General view of the interior

Buncrana Community Library 03

Exterior view showing the original building with the new extension

Description

Description

A former Presbyterian Church that has been refurbished and extended to accomodate the library. The building is of sandstone and dates from the late 19th century, with the new extension mirroring the exterior.

Extensive consultation was made at the planning stage with a walk/wheel through by local special needs organisations.

Awards

Winner (small converted) Public Library Building Awards 2001

The Building

The Building

Type of library

Small community library

Size

370 m2

Floors

-

Architect

Gallagher & Cullinane, Architects

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

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External features

Nature of site, Building shape

Internal features

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Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access within building, Critical distances

Interior designer

BCI

Furniture suppliers

BCI

Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

-

Seats/study places

-

Stock

24,550