South Dublin County Council
The very unique layout of the building has offices that overlook parts of the library from the first floor and it was to be ensured that safe means of escape is provided from this area. The building can be used for a very diverse number of occasions and it had to be ensured that appropriate means of escape is provided at all times without compromising the security of the building within a built up area of Dublin.
To create a full fire safe upper floor, it was crucial to have the proper materials within the building and to work with the architects to create a better layout so that the means of escape was safe and quick in the event of a fire. Then to allow people to escape through the building layout and communication with the local authority to have an ease of escape for people in the event of fire without compromising security and daily operations of the building.
This building has been in used since 2017 by the local community. The building is a bright and spacious place and has two outdoor gardens for library patrons. It provides a lecture space, exhibition area, digital training room, a smaller meeting room, a creative studio, and accessible sanitary facilities on the ground floor and has staff offices, canteen and sanitary facilities on the first floor which overlooks the library area. As well as toilets for public use and standard accessible toilets, the library also has a Changing Places Toilet Facility.
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