Northwood Avenue

Northwood Avenue

Pulling from a minimal palette of high quality materials to create rhythm in design.

Client:
Fingal County Council, RESPOND Housing Association, and private developer, Techhus Ltd.

Completed:
2020
Location:
Santry, Dublin 11

Budget:
€15m

This project required us to deliver a cost-effective plan to maximise the unit per hectare ratio while ensuring the design provided adequate and useful public space at the development. Efficiencies were achieved in this project through repetition of unit types (standardised floor plans) and minimising circulation areas to maximise density. Though we kept high-cost facade glazing to a minimum, for on-going savings, and for comfort, all units have dual or triple aspects to benefit from passive solar heat gain. To unlock further cost savings, composite structures were used to avoid the need to involve multiple trades. Pulling from a minimal palette of high quality materials and creating simple facade junctions reduced complexity in the look and feel of the buildings, while repeated circulation blocks throughout create rhythm in the design.

Project Type:
Residential

Scope / Scale:
55 Social Housing Apartments & 7 Ground Floor Commercial Units.

Other Consultants:
QS Duke McCaffrey, C+S Engineer Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers, MEP Engineer Homan O’Brien Consulting Engineer.

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