Teagasc – Food Innovation Hub

APA Facade Systems are delighted to have worked alongside West Architectural Facades on the new world-class Food Innovation Hub for Teagasc in Cork. Project Ireland 2040 The Food Innovation Hub is part of the Project Ireland 2040 plan, an investment made by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to support innovation in the […]

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What is Brise Soleil and how does it work?

Brise Soleil is a French term that directly translates as “sun breaker”. It is a solar shading system with a series of horizontal or vertical aluminium blades that help to control the amount of sunlight and solar heat gain in a building. It was first developed in the 1930s by Swiss-French Architect Charles Edouard Jeanneret […]

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National Centre of Excellence for Screening Services, The Coombe

APA Facade Systems are delighted to be working alongside Window & Roof Lights on the new National Centre of Excellence for Screening Services at The Coombe Hospital in Dublin. Developed by Carey Builders and designed by Rhatigan Architects and Tangram Architects, the new building will be 4 storeys high, providing double aspect and bright working […]

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Bandon Road Student Accommodation

Bandon Road Student Accommodation is a new 1.5-acre development inclusive of five apartment blocks. Varying from 4-6 storeys high, the south offers views over the park and Lough, to the north, the scheme sits along the historical streetscape of Bandon road. It has an exceptional central location, within a five-minute walk to University College Cork, […]

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How Important is Natural Ventilation?

Poor ventilation in crowded indoor spaces is associated with an increased risk of transmitting COVID-19 and other illnesses and infections. Ensuring adequate and appropriate ventilation within offices, living accommodation, healthcare facilities and educational buildings may mitigate some of this risk. Schools of the Future Design Concept Schools have relied heavily on natural ventilation throughout the […]

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Enniscorthy Primary Care Centre

Axis Health Care Assets, part of the Axis Group, and Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP) are investing €12.6m in developing a 50,000 sq. ft Primary Care Centre in Quarry Park, Enniscorthy. The purpose-built Enniscorthy Primary Care Centre will comprise a three-storey primary care centre including; Mill Park Medical Centre, a pharmacy, and an ancillary medical […]

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Why Choose Aluminium Windows?

The discussion around what window systems should be installed on new developments, particularly apartments or multi-level residential developments, is never ending. With aluminium, PVC, timber, fiberglass, aluclad and steel, Architects and Specifiers have multiple choices when making that all-important decision. So why choose aluminium windows? Here are some key benefits. Thermally Efficient Aluminium windows have […]

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Clonakilty Community College

Clonakilty Community College underwent a state-of-the-art extension, made possible by a significant investment of €10.5 million by the Cork Education and Training Board (Cork ETB). The new two-storey 3,195 m² building was built by West Cork builders, Cahalane Brothers and designed by KOBW Architects. The extension provides 10 additional classrooms, as well as a variety […]

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402 Dunsmuir – Vancouver

Certifications: LEED Gold certification Location: Vancouver, Canada Size: 14,148 m² (152,290 ft²) Architect: B+ H Architects System Installed: Triple Glazed Concealed Frame Vents 402 Dunsmuir Street is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, steps away from the historic Gastown District. This building is the newest home of anchor tenant Amazon. It was recently awarded […]

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Charlemont Exchange Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Certifications: LEED Gold certification Location: Dublin, Ireland Size: 123,000 sq ft Architect: BKD Architects System Installed: TB50 SG & Concealed Frame Vents The Charlemont Exchange building on the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin has been awarded a LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), for outstanding environmental performances. LEED (Leadership […]

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