Ballyogan Operations and Maintenance Depot
       
     
 Fig. 1 View looking west along south facade of office building
       
     
 Fig. 2 office building and storage utility building east elevation
       
     
 Fig. 3 storage utility building
       
     
 Fig. 4 storage and utility building, clerestory glazing above concrete wall
       
     
 Fig. 5 storage and utility building, typical bay  
       
     
 Fig. 6 east elevation, space between storage and utility building and office building  
       
     
 Fig. 7 south facade storage and utility building
       
     
 Fig. 8 north facade, office building  
       
     
 Fig. 9 south facade, office building
       
     
 Fig. 10 corner detail, south facade, office building
       
     
 Fig. 11 main entrance office building
       
     
 Fig. 12 canteen, office building
       
     
 Fig. 13 office space with sliding south facade open
       
     
 Fig. 14 office space with berlin desk workstations
       
     
 Fig. 15 sliding south facade, office space
       
     
 Fig. 16 opening vents, north facade office building
       
     
 Fig. 17 berlin desk workstation
       
     
 Fig. 18 fire stairs  
       
     
 Fig. 19 office with pivot vent
       
     
Ballyogan Operations and Maintenance Depot
       
     
Ballyogan Operations and Maintenance Depot

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

 Fig. 1 View looking west along south facade of office building
       
     

Fig. 1
View looking west along south facade of office building

 Fig. 2 office building and storage utility building east elevation
       
     

Fig. 2
office building and storage utility building east elevation

 Fig. 3 storage utility building
       
     

Fig. 3
storage utility building

 Fig. 4 storage and utility building, clerestory glazing above concrete wall
       
     

Fig. 4
storage and utility building, clerestory glazing above concrete wall

 Fig. 5 storage and utility building, typical bay  
       
     

Fig. 5
storage and utility building, typical bay
 

 Fig. 6 east elevation, space between storage and utility building and office building  
       
     

Fig. 6
east elevation, space between storage and utility building and office building
 

 Fig. 7 south facade storage and utility building
       
     

Fig. 7
south facade storage and utility building

 Fig. 8 north facade, office building  
       
     

Fig. 8
north facade, office building
 

 Fig. 9 south facade, office building
       
     

Fig. 9
south facade, office building

 Fig. 10 corner detail, south facade, office building
       
     

Fig. 10
corner detail, south facade, office building

 Fig. 11 main entrance office building
       
     

Fig. 11
main entrance office building

 Fig. 12 canteen, office building
       
     

Fig. 12
canteen, office building

 Fig. 13 office space with sliding south facade open
       
     

Fig. 13
office space with sliding south facade open

 Fig. 14 office space with berlin desk workstations
       
     

Fig. 14
office space with berlin desk workstations

 Fig. 15 sliding south facade, office space
       
     

Fig. 15
sliding south facade, office space

 Fig. 16 opening vents, north facade office building
       
     

Fig. 16
opening vents, north facade office building

 Fig. 17 berlin desk workstation
       
     

Fig. 17
berlin desk workstation

 Fig. 18 fire stairs  
       
     

Fig. 18
fire stairs
 

 Fig. 19 office with pivot vent
       
     

Fig. 19
office with pivot vent