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Cathal Brugha Barracks, Military Archives

The Military Archives is a new purpose built climate controlled space that stores 67,000 archive storage boxes. The existing building is one half of an old stone and brick hospital block dating from the early years of the barracks. This internal plan has been turned on its end and a new entrance opened in the gable leading to a new public library and reading room lined out in timber. The rest is made up of offices and a Conservation laboratory. The new extension building matches the old in some of its character, extending the architecture of gables, but is made of brick. A new dramatic folded courtyard is created between old and new.

  • Address: Cathal Brugha Barracks, Military Rd, Dublin 6
  • Client: The Minister for Defence
  • GPS: 53.326461,-6.268881,15
  • Civil & Structural Engineers: Atkins Engineering
  • M&E Engineers: Homan O’Brien & Associates
  • Quantity Surveyors: Rogerson Reddan
  • Fire Consultants: Michael Slattery & Associates
  • Contractors: GEM construction
  • Awards: 
    • 2017 RIAI Awards - Best Cultural/Public/Community Building - Winner
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