Description

Description

A landmark, multi-functional building, incorporating the library, the distribution headquarters for the city's branch library network, mobile library headquarters and a bibliographic processing service.

The exterior appearance was designed to reflect the library's status as a major feature of civic importance.

The distinct functions of the two levels within the building are emphasised by a change of materials.

A simple square deep plan was adopted for the interior layout, all enclosed spaces located to the rear allowing an open and flexible library area in a U shape around the library desk, increasing visibilty from the outside and the management of traffic flow and quiet areas.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Multi-purpose building

Size

900 m2

Floors

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Architect

Dublin City Architects Department

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Sound and image processing facilities

External features

Art works, Shared building, Materials

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Furniture height

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

Reska

Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

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Seats/study places

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Stock

46,556