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Lexicon Library

The long site contains an old pond and slopes down to the sea front. The design places the main entrance with all the cultural spaces and childrens library in a podium around a relocated pond at sea front level. Overhead is placed the large long room of the library facing out to sea with a secondary side entrance from the park. The walls of books make the spaces, only stopping to let light in. The form respects the scale of the adjacent town hall and terrace of houses. The low building profile ensures ease of access and internal circulation for the public and minimises the shadow of the building on the public park. High level windows provide natural light and ventialtion throughout. Proposed measures to improve the energy efficiency of the building include wire mesh external shading, concrete thermal mass cooling, ground duct cooling, natural stack ventilation, reduced artificial lighting and internal heat recovery.

Leabharlann Lexicon

Is é an treoir a bhí anseo ná leabharlann, ionad cultúrtha agus oifigí rialtais áitiúil nua a thógáil. Tá seanlochán ar an suíomh fada agus téann sé le fána síos i dtreo na farraige. Cuireann an dearadh an phríomhiontráil agus na spásanna cultúrtha agus leabharlann na bpáistí i bpóidiam thart ar an lóchán (a bogadh) ag leibhéal na farraige. Os a chionn sin tá seomra mór fada na leabharlainne ag breathnú amach ar an bhfarraige agus tá iontráil eile air seo ón bpáirc. Leanann leabhair ar feadh na mballaí, ligeann bearnaí an solas isteach. Tá an fhoirm ar aon dul le scála halla an bhalla agus scála na dtithe in aice láimhe. De bhrí go bhfuil an foirgneamh íseal tá sé éasca teacht air agus éasca do bhealach a dhéanamh thart taobh istigh de ar mhaithe leis an bpobal agus laghdaíonn sé scáth an fhoirgnimh ar an bpáirc phoiblí. Tagann solas nádúrtha isteach trí na fuinneoga arda agus cabhraíonn sé seo leis an aeráil chomh maith. I measc na mbeart molta chun éifeachtacht fuinnimh an fhoirgnimh a fheabhsú tá scáthú seachtrach le mogalra sreinge, ollfuarú teirimeach coincréite, fuarú duchta talún, aeráil cruaiche nádúrtha, soilsiú saorga laghdaithe agus aisghabháil teasa inmheánaigh.