O'Leary Sludds Architects - Autism Spectrum Disorder Facility, Enniscorthy VC Wexford

Autism Spectrum Disorder Facility, Enniscorthy VC Wexford

This ASD Facility has four classrooms that are orientated around a central activity area at the centre of the building. A single storey circulation corridor wraps around the central activity space allowing access to the classrooms without interfering with the use of the central space.

This was one of the first educational projects to commence under the new Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (BC(A)R). O’Leary Sludds Architects as a registered architectural practice we appointed for the roles of Design & Assigned Certifiers.

Central activity area with rooflights, feature pendant light fittings and rigitone acoustic wall panelling.
 Blue accent wall in main stream classroom with orange bean bag and white and grey tables and chairs.
Double height central activity area with single storey circulation route to the perimeter and collection of tub chairs and stools in bright colours on a blue vinyl acoustic floor.
Orange hanging adult sized hammock with scatter cushions in safe room with orange walls and vinyl flooring.
Zinc canopy supported off four columns with blue accent wall at main school entrance.
Single storey circulation route around central activity area with orange break away area and brown timber effect acoustic vinyl flooring.

To overcome the issue of integration and reverse integration the school is proposing to use one of the new ASD classrooms as a mainstream class when occasion allows. They also hope to use the central activity area for art classes and various social events and clubs. 

Every ASD facility is allowed a fit-out allowance for loose & fitted furniture. We offered the client a turnkey service and were responsible for all the loose and fitted furniture within the facility including the specialist fit out of the multi-sensory room.

Student partially hidden in pink ball pit with red, yellow, blue and green balls.
Multi sensory room with blue led lighting, mirror ball lighting to ceiling and lava lamps.
Central activity area with orange adult hammock hanging in safe room off main circulation area with pink tub chair and multi colour stools on blue acoustically rated vinyl flooring.

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