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. 

Factory with red feature wall to first floor office area with large canopy over supported off grey columns.
Double height atrium reception area with grey and yellow seating and staircases.
Factory with red feature wall to first floor office area with large canopy over supported off grey columns and floor to ceiling curtain wall to double height entrance area.
Office with large window and yellow feature walls with yellow circles and yellow backed office chairs.

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. 

External cladding with blue sky and projecting wall mounted light fitting.
Textured feature wall consisting of projecting circle design with yellow tub chairs and small white coffee table.
Office corridor with glazed partitions with stripped manifestations for privacy screens.
Blue warehouse double height raking system with pallette storage and large aisle width with high bay light fittings on concrete floor.
Red goods in folding entrance door with glazing and grey architectural metal cladding system and blue sky line.

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