Project Description

The Rediscovery Centre


Dublin City Council / Rediscovery Centre


ABK Architects

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The site is located in Ballymun, Dublin 9.  The development includes a new sustainable building for the Rediscovery Centre.  

The Rediscovery Centre is a showpiece for various sustainable technologies in addition to being an extremely well insulated building. The Rediscovery Centre has achieved a BER A2 Energy Rating which is one of the first at this level for an Educational Building and incorporates NZEB features.

The building consists of workshops as well as exhibition areas.  The Rediscovery Centre is a social enterprise dedicated to providing community employment and training via innovative reuse enterprises which use waste and unwanted materials as a resource and raw material for new product design.

The design team has taken the ethos of the Rediscovery Centre into account in the approach to designing this building.  The project demonstrates how a building at the end of its life can be re-used through innovative design and become a valuable community resource.  The building has been developed as an exemplar of sustainable design and aims to achieve exceptional standards in energy efficiency and sustainable practices.