The Glucksman Library officially opened its doors on the 22nd of June 2018. Located in the University of Limerick, it is the biggest on-campus library in Ireland and one of the most digitally advanced in the world. This €31m BAM development is double the size of the original library and includes an ARC – Automated Reserve Collection facility, a 10-metre-high vault to store over 500,000 books, operated by a robotic crane for easy retrieval.
The dynamic new building was designed by RKD Architects and has been dramatically reimagined and extended to 7,600 sq. metres with a sequence of interlinked, beautifully proportioned spaces with large curtain wall screens and windows increasing the natural light.
Our TB50 SG facade system was expertly installed on this project by Season Master Double Glazing. This structurally glazed curtain wall system secures the glass by means of specially designed and tested toggles that are integral to the central seal of the double-glazed units. Silicone sealed, weather-resistant joints produce a flush, noninterrupted
For extra support to the facade 7.2-metre-high glass fins were bonded to a 74mm wide bespoke aluminium mullion with a structurally clamped and sealed glass face.
It’s fantastic to see the Glucksman Library in the University of Limerick is still winning awards nearly two years to the day since it’s official opening on the 22nd of June 2018.
It won the Architectural Design Award in the Education category of the Outstanding Property Award London.
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