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Clare County Hall

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Henry J. Lyons Architects
location Ennis
function community centre, government, office
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Clare County Council's new Headquarters provide 8,600m2 of offices and Council Chamber, configured around a public atrium that accommodates the interface with the departments. The atrium is also essential to the natural ventilation strategy, utilizing stack effect and wind pressure differentials for space cooling purposes. The building was conceived to provide naturally ventilated workspaces with optimal daylight and minimal glare, delivered through a finely tuned envelope that responds to orientation, minimizing unwanted heat gain. Solar collectors provide 55% of the hot water and a woodchip boiler provides water for the heating system. Light level and presence detectors optimize the use of lighting. Raw finishes such as fairfaced RC ceilings were specified to make use of thermal mass. The project attempts to reinterpret the rough character of the unique Burren landscape, the weighty architecture of dolmens and sharp irregular limestone with intermittent splashes of green vegetation.

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Dublin, Ireland 29-Apr-10
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Clare County Hall
New Rd 5
Project is public!
Opening hours Mo-Fr 9-17
How to get there? Ennis, Co Clare
Completion 1- 2008
Floor area/size 8600 m2
Architect, Interior architectHenry J. Lyons Architects
acoustics consultantMarshall Day
contractorMichael McNamara & Co
developerMichael McNamara & Co
structural engineerO'Connor Sutton Cronin
services engineerRN Murphy
sustainability consultantRN Murphy
Client Clare County Council
Project ID 5981
Latitude/Longitude 52°50'59N 08°58'33W
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