Organised by Schueco UK in conjunction with RIBA Journal, the awards aim to recognised the best in the design and installation of Schueco systems.
Designed by Carr Cotter Naessens Architects, the winning 29.5m, 6,327 m2 building was described by the judging panel as a beautifully made, beautifully crafted building that looks like itll be here for a long time. An excellent piece of architecture.
The Library and Cultural Centre maks extensive use of Schueco systems, including:
Whilst most of the building is ventilated naturally with the help of exposed thermal mass, solar shading and high floor-to-ceiling heights, mechanical ventilation is operates in the art gallery and auditorium.
There is a heat transfer system for heating and cooling, and the concrete frame contains up to 50% recovered material, reducing the amount of Portland cement required in its construction.
A key overall design priority of the client, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, was longevity so the architects built in a minimum design life of 60 years for components and 100 years for the building structure.
Officially opened in April, the Dun Laoghaire Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre is now fully operational. The main contractor for the project was John Sisk an Sons, while Billings Design Associates were the consultants for the main façade.
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