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Elm Park Green

Photo: Michael Moran

Elm Park Green

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Saturday 14 October, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Timber in the City : 4 projects - The use of timber in our cities is growing; globally timber is moving back to the centre in terms of structural materials simply because we can grow it and it looks great. Through 4 projects we show how timber can be used: as a complete building structure with massive timber columns, beams, and floor slabs, clad with timber facades (Ballyogan Operations and Maintenance Depot); as a hybrid system of massive timber columns and beams with concrete floor slabs and cores, clad with timber facades (Samuel Beckett Civic Campus); and as a structural facade system as beams, columns, and trusses (Elm Park and the Leinster House Welcoming Pavilion). The Elm Park Green project offers the possibility of a new type of urban environment in Dublin, which is firmly stitched into its natural environment and fine-tuned to conserve and generate energy. The buildings are oriented to minimise their energy demand and maximise their use of natural light, while the landscape is designed to facilitate movement, create connections between activities and people by providing a place for people to live, work, and relax.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.

Designed by: Bucholz McEvoy Architects
Building Date: 2008
Location: Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

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