Mid-Louth Civic Services

Mid-Louth Civic Services

Creating a healthy, comfortable environment for occupants.

Client:
Louth County Council, Office of Public Works (OPW) & Irish Courts Service

Completed:
February 2008
Location:
Ardee, Co. Louth

Budget:
€4m

Designed with clear and legible marriage of form and function, this landmark building for the North East acts as benchmark for sustainable and dynamic civic buildings of the future. In essence, the building is split into 2 parts, linked by a brick volume that houses the ancillary facilities of the 2 buildings. The hierarchical spaces of the courtroom and offices are expressed as zinc clad volumes connected to the brick spine. Both zinc volumes are expressed differently, sharing equal status, while clearly expressing their different functions.

The building was designed with the use of sustainable materials and technologies, creating a healthy and comfortable environment for the occupants. The extensive use of timber and natural materials reinforces the connection between the building and its surrounds whilst reflecting the Client’s environmentally friendly intentions. The concept of having 3 combined buildings rather than 3 separate buildings resulted in short and long term cost savings and a much more sustainable approach to the buildings construction and use, post occupancy.

Project Type:
Civic

Scope / Scale:
Courts Service Facilities including Court Room, Local Authority Offices and Work-shop Facilities for OPW.

Other Consultants:
QS McGahon Surveyors, C&S Duffy Chartered Engineers, M&E Semple & McKillop Consulting Engineers.

Ireland

Mill House, Mill Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 XTF7


For all enquiries:

info@vandijkarchitects.com

+353 (0)42 935 4466

United Kingdom

Scottish Provident Building, 7 Donegall Square West, Belfast, BT1 6JH


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

VDI KSA, Unit J Auto Moto Business Park King Faisal Road, Ar Rakah Al Khobar

Poland

VDI Poland Sp. z o.o. No. 41A/6 Swieradowska Street, 50-559 Wroclaw


United Arab Emirates

VDI Project Management Ltd. HDS Business Centre 3204 (Cluster M) Jumeirah Lakes Towers Duba

Ireland

Mill House, Mill Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 XTF7


For all enquiries:

info@vandijkarchitects.com

+353 (0)42 935 4466

United Kingdom

Scottish Provident Building, 7 Donegall Square West, Belfast, BT1 6JH


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

VDI KSA, Unit J Auto Moto Business Park King Faisal Road, Ar Rakah Al Khobar

Poland

VDI Poland Sp. z o.o. No. 41A/6 Swieradowska Street, 50-559 Wroclaw


United Arab Emirates

VDI Project Management Ltd. HDS Business Centre 3204 (Cluster M) Jumeirah Lakes Towers Duba