Ballyroan Opening 2

The library is the final piece of a commission that started in 2006. The existing 1980's library was outdated and undersized for the 300,000 unique visits it received each year. The commission involved the refurbishment of an existing Community Centre and provisions of a Pastoral Centre.
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This new internal street is a place to gather, check in or out a book, reading, gathering and to allow unrestricted access to information in a range formats and sources.

This new internal street is a place to gather, check in or out a book, reading, gathering and to allow unrestricted access to information in a range formats and sources.

This new internal street is a place to gather, check in or out a book, reading, gathering and to allow unrestricted access to information in a range formats and sources.

Open House Dublin is an annual weekend of free architecture tours, brought to you by the Irish Architecture Foundation.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

Image 6 of 53 from gallery of Ballyroan Library / Box Architecture. Photograph by Paul Tierney

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The car park to the south was remodelled to become a shared surface. This area with planted trees and benches, allows one to sit and read externally thus becoming part of the communal space.

The area between the road and the oriel windows is landscaped to provide a buffer zone with seating

The area between the road and the oriel windows is landscaped to provide a buffer zone with seating

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