As part of the lead in to the ICE Awards 2020, Surety Bonds are showcasing the finalist of the Fit Out or Refurbishment Category which we have been proudly sponsoring for a number of years now. As always the standard of entries and those shortlisted is exceptional. We invite you to read on as we showcase the Weslin Construction project – the Frameless Glazed Forecourt at the Islamic Cultural Centre.
Frameless Glazed Forecourt at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland Clonskeagh | Weslin Construction Ltd
Project: New Frameless glazed forecourt enclosures at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland Clonskeagh
Contractor: Weslin Construction Ltd
Client: Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland Clonskeagh
Lead Architect: Weslin Design Build
Contract Value: €1 million
In 2014 Aidan Boyle of Weslin Construction entered in to discussions with ICCI for the proposed redevelopment of courtyard open space at the Mosque Clonskeagh. The project posed a number of challenges in dealing with the most effective use of space, recognition of the form and function it would take the iconic nature of the building and the best design concept to deliver on budget an aspect that ultimately determines the outcome and scale of a project. What developed from this point onwards was an in depth relationship and understanding of the needs and objectives between ICCI and Weslin which allowed the concept to emerge which has resulted in the completed development which now exists on site today.
Weslin took the lead on the project from the start and put in place a design build arrangement which in essence provided a single point of contact an aspect the ICCI were very happy with.
The Project as described by Weslin Construction
The project involved the provision of new glass enclosures to each of the 3 existing courtyard entrances to the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, so as to provide for sheltered weather relief areas.
The project comprised the following works:
- Glass canopy over each of the courtyard entrances
- Glass wind break screen at each entrance
- Glazed glass doors at the entrances of each courtyard and all associated site works
- Completion of all Mechanical and Electrical works
- Completion of all Civil and Structural works
Due to the need to facilitate access to the centre, the project was carried out in phases with the initial completion of the main entrance located to the west of the building followed by the northern and southern entrances completed at a later dates
The operational design and engineering attributes that were conceptualized between Weslin and their design developed a concept that delivered on the objectives of the client, respected the cultural nature of its environment and met with all budgetary measures. The synergy of glass, steel and engineered timber a design consideration lead by Weslin has performed a seamless joining of modern design to an iconic landmark.
This project was a collaboration with: Weslin Construction Limited, NODE Architects and O’Connor Sutton Cronin. The team at Surety Bonds wish all those who have contributed to this project the very best in the ICE Awards (To read more about this project see : Weslin.ie
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