heneghan peng architects

Áras Chill Dara | Kildare, Ireland

Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland


Áras Chill Dara is the administrative headquarters of Co. Kildare. This project is formed around the civic garden which slowly inclines from the street to the building entrance, its sloped surface making the deep garden visible from the street.

The two bars that form the civic offices enclose and are a continuation of the civic garden. Building and park no longer read as two distinct elements but rather combine to create an outdoor room. The ramps that connect the bars are a transitional space with loose environmental control that allow the park/amphitheatre to visually flow through, while internally the ramps serve as the primary circulation space in the building creating a clear navigation route.

Fact sheet


Client

Kildare County Council

Size

11,400m²

Date

2001 (Competition)

Status

Complete

Location

Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Collaborators


Architects

in association with Arthur Gibney & Partners

Structural | Civil

Michael Punch & Partners

Building Services

Buro Happold

QS

Boyd & Creed

Facade Engineering

RFR

IT | Security | Fire | Acoustics

Buro Happold

Landscape

heneghan peng architects (Concept design) Mitchell + Associates (Implementation)

Specialist Lighting

Bartenbach Lichlabor

Signage

Zero-G

 

Contact

heneghan peng architects
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Dublin D02 YC63, Ireland
 

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heneghan peng architects
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