Four Ferns Care Centre

Four Ferns Care Centre

Four Ferns Care Centre


The Brief

System Used: TB50 Curtain Wall System, ST70 HI Windows & Doors 

Location:  Dublin 

Client: Purcell Construction  

Architect: Reddy Architecture & Urbanism

The Four Ferns is a €36 million luxurious community nursing home, located in Foxrock in Dublin South. This 7,800 m² award winning development by Purcell Construction is Dublin’s premier elderly living space and the most expensive nursing home development in Ireland. 

This innovative nursing home was designed by award-winning architect Michael Freaney of Reddy Architecture & Urbanism.


Four Ferns Care Centre - Internal View

Systems Used

Working alongside Window & Roof Lights, our TB50 curtain wall system and ST70 Hi windows and doors were chosen for their thermal and acoustic performances.

As with all care facilities, it is imperative to provide a peaceful, quiet environment, that keeps heat in during the cold winter months and provides natural ventilation during the warmer climate in summer.

Design Criteria

“The building blends into its sylvan setting through the careful use of earthen tones in its materiality with buff bricks, pigmented renders and fibre cement wall claddings echoing the local slate roofs.  

The quality of the architecture plays an important role in improving the health and well-being of residents by providing a multitude of different spaces for residents to enjoy.” – Reddy Architecture

Four Ferns Nursing Home - APA Facade Systems

Building & Architect of the Year Award

Four Ferns Care Centre was a winner at the Building and Architecture of the Year Awards in the Medical and Health category. It offers unrivalled, luxurious, elegant, non-clinical accommodation that is accompanied by 5-star services like spa treatments, turn-down service, daily paper delivery and a la carte dining.

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St. Vincent's Public & Private Hospitals


The Brief

System Used: TB35 HI Curtain Wall System, ST70 Windows & Doors, Louvers   

Certification: BREEAM “Excellent”

Location:  Dublin 

Client: John Paul Construction 

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker

St Vincent’s Hospital is one of the world’s leading academic teaching hospitals providing front line, acute, chronic and emergency care across over 40 different medical specialities – in the country’s only integrated multi-hospital campus.

APA Facade Systems sustainable aluminum products have been ever-present across multiple buildings on the St. Vincent’s Hospital campus in Dublin.

Our curtain wall systems, high-performance window and door systems and louvers were installed across the public and private hospitals, the psychiatric building and the cystic fibrosis building.

St. Vincent's private hospital - sustainable aluminum windows and curtain wall systems - st vincents hospital

St. Vincent's Private Hospital

St. Vincent’s Private Hospital is over 470,000 sq. ft. and Ireland’s largest private hospital. Achieving a “Excellent” BREEAM design rating, this 288-bed state-of-the-art facility was designed by Scott Tallon Walker. It received an honourable mention in 2012 in the category of Best Sustainable Building by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

St. Vincent's Public Hospital

St. Vincent’s Public Hospital is a 269,000 sq. ft. clinical block providing eight new operating theatres, an intensive care unit, pathology laboratories, radiology and diagnostic imaging services, ambulatory day-care centre with two theatres, new consulting rooms, and a new accident and emergency department treating over 40,000 cases per annum.

The new five-storey accommodation, displays our curtain wall system on every elevation of the central glazed atrium, creating a light-filled building.

The multi-award winning public hospital development at St. Vincent’s won the Regional Award at Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland awards and the highly commended OPUS award.

St Vincents Hospital Cystic Fibrosis

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The 114,000 sq. ft. Nutley Ward or cystic fibrosis building is a seven-storey block providing 100 inpatient bedrooms, designed to BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standards.

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