O'Leary Sludds Architects - Light Industrial Unit, Dublin
Light Industrial Unit, Dublin
The design for this light industrial warehouse development consists of three elements; the large double height warehouse to the rear, offices and meeting rooms to the first floor of the front red section, and ancillary uses, such as staff locker rooms, underneath.
The canopy and colonnade over the front section of the building is the unifying element of the design and helps bring the various elements together “under one roof.” The canopy becomes single storey in height over the external bicycle shelter and canteen area.
Given the client and potential end user, the American LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was an important consideration from the outset. We, therefore, designed the front office area of the building in a manner that it could reach Passive House (PassivHaus) Certification. The first floor office space is orientated south with the canopy acting as a brise soleil to prevent overheating in the summer time.