LIMERICK COUNTY COUNCIL
The brief included the retention and refurbishment of this existing building and extend accordingly to facilitate a new library together with 4 no. artisan studios. The site concept was to form a civic village space which would enhance the streetscape. The design challenge was to respect the existing form and space of the former primary school and integrate with a modern building which would make a contribution to the village. The building has 3 no. distinct forms linked together via a street circulation space. The three forms include the existing school (to be used as adult library), children’s library and artisan studios.