||||||||||||The new library encompasses a large outdoor area with a bamboo garden, a “garden room” and cafe space|Terraced ponds step down the slope towards the library|The building is clad in granite in reference to its site on an old granite quarry|The south facade facing the high street|skylights in one of the reading rooms|Wooden fittings help to subdue sound within the library|The main space acts as a social area|The vertical window provides dramatic views over the sea|…and floods the interiors with natural light|Desks are placed around the perimeter to take advantage of the buildings position overlooking the harbour|The harbour was built at the end of the 19th century and its the largest in the country||
11 Dec 2014

Civic library transforms sleepy Irish seaside town

Words by Miranda Fitzgerald

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