Re: Re: Cork Harbour

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I have to say that in my opinion, the Garda building in Cobh is out of character given its location (in the old railway goods yard). Here is how the OPW descibe it:
“The site is located beside the railway overlooking Cork Harbour and the Deep Water Quay. A derelict Victorian brick building 140-metre long by 13.5 metre wide, designed as a railway carriage shed, occupied most of the site, with the floor 4 metres below the street, level with the railway line. It was decided to use the existing brick walls of the carriage shed as the outer shell of the new building at the lower level, and to enclose a covered car park. A concrete column and slab structure was built within the brick enclosure. This was clad in aluminium curtain walling. The south elevation facing the sea is mainly glass with continuous timber decks, which act as bris-soleil as well as providing access for cleaning and maintenance, thus avoiding the need for access onto the railway line. As the building is overlooked from the High Road, green roofs were constructed on both the main building and over the car park.”

I love the reference to ‘bris-soleil’!! Can’t seem to find any photos on the web.

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