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Welcoming Pavilions
       
     
Welcoming Pavilions

The pavilions are designed to provide a transparent and secure entrance for the public to the Government buildings, in which is located the office of the Prime Minister of Ireland.  Two wing-like zinc clad roofs present a thin edge to the internal courtyard and the street.

The pavilions are ventilated through glass louvres at high level, and sliding stainless steel vents at low level: Like an automobile, the pavilions incorporate window defrosters and adjustable air nozzles, and sun visors to control the micro-environment.  The roof structure is treated as a stiff wing, cantilevered from the rear wall, with pre-stressed connections at the corners removing the snow load.  The dead load of the glass is supported along an edge channel at the bottom, and live loads are taken on a continuous glass shelf at high level.

Photography : Michael Moran

Photography : Michael Moran

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