Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Former Sarsfield Barracks (Married Quarters Building)
Sounds like a very balanced place to live (Resident mix of Elderly, people with disabilities and families with their children) 🙂
Elliot Maguire Landers Architects
The initial brief called for a development of 56 housing units with a mix of unit types and sizes. This brief evolved through the design process, and now includes the provision of two facilities for the health service executive, with living accommodation for people with learning and physical disabilities, to give an overall scheme of 85 units, of which 72 units have been completed to date.
The existing married quarters building provides a strong and commanding image for the site. This fine limestone building was refurbished with all rear extensions removed, and provides fourteen, one and two bedroom houses. The building was structurally sound, but required major refurbishment work. It provides a very strong anchor point for the entire scheme.
We located the HSE buildings on either side of the existing stone building, as this gave an opportunity to achieve three storey buildings beside the tall married quarters building.
Block A provides 13no. ensuite bedrooms (with universal access) and communal dining and living areas. The unit, to be staffed by the HSE, will provide a full support for it’s residents.
Block B provides apartments for the elderly on its ground floor with an enclosed roof lit communal space. An open courtyard on the 1st floor gives access to apartments on 1st and 2nd floor levels, with the south facing courtyard providing a sense of enclosure and safe play area for residents and their children.
The terrace of two bedroomed houses to the southern end of the site forms a strong edge to the site entrance, and forms an important design focus for the scheme. The units are raised on a podium bringing this part of the scheme level with the public road. The units use simple forms and clean lines and the elevation is punctuated by steel framed feature windows with timber windows and cedar cladding.