The new Operations Depot facility at Ballyogan provides an integrated facility for Council services in the field of maintenance and environmental services. It is located at the edge of the former Ballyogan waste tip-head that previously served the Dublin County region. The facility comprises a new three storey office building, a maintenance/salt storage utility building, and vehicle and storage yards.
The site plan is organised to address the future public park while also providing secure working yard areas. To achieve this office building is placed facing the park with its own public entrance.
The office building is composed of three narrow floor plates made entirely of timber. These floor plates are stacked on top of each other to create a passively designed, low energy, naturally ventilated building that maximizes passive energy sources. The maintenance building is largely unheated and un-insulated and carries the concrete material used to form the 2.4 hectare service yard into extruded enclosures, which is roofed with a timber frame. The yard is used to park maintenance vehicles and also functions as a material storage and disposal facility.
With Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Architects Department
Photography : Michael Moran
office space with berlin desk workstations
office space with sliding south facade open
south facade, office building
View looking west along south facade of office building
north facade, office building
opening vents, north facade office building
main entrance office building
canteen, office building
storage and utility building, typical bay
storage utility building
storage and utility building, clerestory glazing above concrete wall
east elevation, space between storage and utility building and office building
south facade storage and utility building
corner detail, south facade, office building
sliding south facade, office space
berlin desk workstation
office with pivot vent
office building and storage utility building east elevation