Description

Description

Design issues included a need to marry the design of the building with both the older building adjacent to the site and with a newly constructed building.

The building presents two prominent faces to the public, affording high visibility. The exterior has a three face tower clock and an electronic information display unit.

The building incorporates the Cootehill Library and Arts Centre, which is managed by Cootehill Library Staff.

The interior is dominated by an atrium skylight and contains public artwork that bring together elements of local history and the process of enlightenment or learning.

Furniture was manufactured in Ireland and purpose built in some cases.

Accessibility was a high priority in the design as the county school for the disabled is located nearby, as well as a training centre for handicapped young adults. The research into services for the disabled fed into layout design, stock selection and staff training.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of Library

Small community library

Size

311 m2

Floors

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Architect

Gaffney & Cullivan

Building Contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and Services

Special Services

Exhibition/display areas, Services to particular groups, Services to particular groups, Specialist subject collections

External Features

Art works

Internal Features

Staff accommodation/facilities

Energy Efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Critical distances, Furniture height

Interior Designer

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Furniture suppliers

D.B. Office Supplies

Services and Facilities Suppliers

D.B. Office Supplies

IT Provision

Number of public computer terminals: 4

Seats/Study Places

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Stock

13160

Subject Specialisation

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