Government Public Offices, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin
The seaside town Dún Laoghaire is the seat of the local government and accommodates additional regional and national public offices. One of these public buildings, erected in a style typical of the eighties, was to undergo comprehensive renovation and upgrade. The works included demolishing and removing interior partition walls, floors and suspended ceilings etc.
Architect Kenny Kane who was assigned with this project decided to install a functional ceiling in the reception area which could also be realised on a narrow budget. It was considered to equip the ceiling with perforated acoustic plasterboard panels by the German ceiling manufacturer Vogl because this unique seamless system also allows to be combined with curved moulded elements. Comparable to similar products, however at a fraction of the costs, Vogl supplied numerous suitable and customised moulded components for every project.
During project work, which was carried out in phases, access to the building was limited so that it was essential to keep to the tight schedule. But it turned out that this was not a problem because Vogl ceiling systems and components save costs and installation time.
Vogl ceiling systems offer a wide range of perforated acoustic design ceilings and plenty of customised solutions for every budget.
Client: Department of Social Welfare
Architect: Kenny Kane Associates
General contractor: Brian M Durkan & Co Ltd
Interior design contractor: W O’Connor Drylining Ltd