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National Aquatic Centre

Sports Campus Ireland, Dublin
Full Architectural Services
2003 
16,000 m2

This spectacular facility was developed around the need for international standard swimming facilities to accommodate the Special Olympics, held in Ireland in 2003. The competition pool hall features a 50m pool with floating floors and two booms, a diving pool also with floating floor and seating capacity for 2500 spectators. There is an indoor leisure pool and a gymnasium with fitness and training suites.

 

The building was procured and delivered to an extremely challenging programme in order to be ready for the event.

 

Landmark sports venues provided for one off events can quickly become unsustainable in the longer term if a viable business strategy is not considered at the outset. National Aquatic Centre is one of the largest indoor leisure pools in Europe and has continued to be one of the country’s most popular visitor attractions right up to the present day.

Ocuco

Scrum Area Ocuco

Ocuco, Dublin
Full Architectural Services
2013 
1,600 m2

Ocuco are world leaders in Opthalmic Software. They needed offices that reflected their brand and ethos and would create a vibrant atmosphere for their staff to work, all the time embodying their LEAN principles. Since completing their flagship headquarters in Dublin, Demesne have designed offices for them in Bordeaux, Cardiff, London, Strangnas & Vancouver.

 

Demesne worked closely with the client to understand how the operated and how the design layout would complement this.

 

 

A concept was implemented that drew upon the refraction of light through a prism. The conceptual design was delivered within tight budget parameters by using simple yet effective ideas. In addition to bespoke offices, the fit out features meeting and conference rooms an interactive smart wall / agile meeting zone, video conferencing pods, a chill out retro room, a gym and staff facilities including dining and play areas.

Since the completion of this project we have worked with Ocuco on numerous occasions subsequently, assisting them in the design of numerous international fit outs as part of the roll out of their global business operation.

Ocuco Scrum Area

Design was the catalyst to assist the process and Demesne’s experience of Lean work flow was key to the project’s success.

Topflight Travel Group

Ski Gondola Meeting Pods

Topflight Travel Group, Dublin
Full Architectural Services
2018
500 m2

The Topflight Group comprises a traditional Travel Agency and an Internet Ski Holiday provider. They  wished to integrate these subsidiary companies and locate all staff in one Central location. The design integrated two diverse cultures in a single location, with both companies retaining their identity whilst adopting new work practices.

Demesne worked closely with the client to understand how the two businesses operated and how they could be integrated.

The carefully considered reconfigured floor plate creates an open plan format that encourages interaction whilst maintaining a feeling of scale. Vintage travel themes create an atmosphere that is practical, uplifting and integrates the subsidiary companies’ heritages.

Design was the catalyst to assist the process and Demesne’s experience of Lean work flow was key to the project’s success.

Topflight operate their business on “Lean” processes and this approach was reflected in the design and layout of the ‘efficient’ yet ‘fun’ space. It is an environment that highly talented people want to join.

“Cafe Primovolo” is the soul of the office. In addition to providing an economic sanctuary for staff to dine in, it serves as a start of the day casual meeting area and an after work social hub, where regularly the staff gather and let of steam.

“After less than two months in our new headquarters, we’re already seeing considerable improvements in the flow of information and productivity of our workforce. Plus, folks think it’s a really cool place to work. Thanks to Scott and his excellent team in Demesne Architects for an on-brief, on-time and on-budget result.”

 

 

 

Anthony Collins – Group CEO at Topflight Travel Group

Greystones Sports Centre

Wicklow County Council
Full Architectural Services
2010 
3,600 m

 

Greystones Sports Centre was developed in tandem with Bray Sports Centre to meet the leisure needs of northern County Wicklow.  The brief was to provide a range of facilities to serve the community, comprising two swimming pools, gym, studios and indoor sports hall as well as a cafe, small library and community rooms.

Family Orientated Experience

This ambitious project was conceived to provide a range of wet and dry sports activities for the community of Greystones.  To avoid duplication of facilities with those at Bray, the swimming pool offers a more family orientated experience with confidence water and a more expansive learner area to suit a wide range of swimming abilities.

 

The building is organised as three distinct forms – a double height pool hall space with two storey secondary and ancillary functions to the rear, a double height sports hall with ancillary accommodation and a ‘link’ element joining all the spaces.

 

Demesne’s feasibility study secured maximum grant funding for the project.

Perigord Head Offices

Staff enter Perigord's Lean Offices

Perigord Life Science, Dublin
Full Architectural Services
2017
1,200 m2

Perigord are a global leader in the design, management and delivery of packaging, marcoms and digital assets for Life Science Companies. To complement their ambitious international growth plans, they decided to relocate to  larger offices, which were to be designed to facilitate their new planned workflows, adhering to strict QA procedures.

Demesne worked closely with the client to analyse their in house QA processes and to design a workflow layout that optimised performance.

The carefully considered plan form originates from a notional molecular structure. This generated a hexagonal form which informed the design approach, and importantly allowed each office team to operate at maximum efficiency, following QA procedures, whilst also creating a lively and fun environment.

Design was the catalyst to assist the process and Demesne’s experience of Lean work flow was key to the project’s success.

Perigord operate in a highly regulated environment and adhere to strict QA procedures, which are regularly independently audited by their clients. They base their business on “Lean” processes and this approach was reflected in the design and layout of the efficient yet uplifting space .

The social and dining area is a key hub. It is laid out in a casual fashion, providing both communal and intimate spaces, which afford group dining or areas for quieter reflection or even casual meetings in the molecular themed privacy pods.

“After less than two months in our new headquarters, we’re already seeing considerable improvements in the flow of information and productivity of our workforce. Plus, folks think it’s a really cool place to work. Thanks to Scott and his excellent team in Demesne Architects for an on-brief, on-time and on-budget result.”

 

 

 

Alan Leamy – CEO at Perigord