Siphonic Drainage Department of Justice Office
Tipperary Town – Summer 2011
Tipperary DGO is a LEED Certified Decentralised Irish Government office complex in Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. The project comprises of two buildings which are Block A and Block B. The area of the combined blocks is 7600m2. The project value – €15M. Siphonic rainwater drainage and gravity drainage systems were installed at the site.
Each building is entered into a full-height atrium to provide ease of movement and orientation. Office spaces are relatively narrow to ensure a comfortable, natural lit and ventilated work environment. The structure is highly insulated with ceiling soffits exposed to provide high thermal mass to moderate the internal conditions. Vertical air shafts are provided in both buildings to allow future provision of assisted ventilation to future proof against climate change. Most offices spaces have east and west aspects with solar louvre protection provided to south elevations.
The offices are designed as public buildings in a new public space anchored by existing mature beech trees and enclosed by stone walls, which share a palette of form, scale, fenestration and materials. They are clearly seen to enclose separate functions with the council chamber clearly expressed to give prominence to the seat of local government. The new civic space extends across the public road to strengthen pedestrian links to the town centre. The landscape is designed to create semi private garden spaces to the offices and utilise landscape features and ponds to control storm water, and improve biodiversity. Car-parking is located to the rear of both buildings in landscaped secure area, enclosed by rebuilt stone walls.
Architect: Coady Partnership Ltd.
Main Contractor: Jsl Group Ltd., Galway
CapCon Engineering’s Role in this projected included;
- 6 no. Siphonic Drainage Systems
- Polyester Powder Coated Aluminium Gravity Drainage
- You can Download a Copy of The Case Study here!
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