Criminal Courts Complex

Dublin, Ireland

Henry J Lyons

A purpose designed building that holds 22 courtrooms and features a bronze and glass climate wall.

All photographs © 2009 BDA

All photographs © 2009 BDA

The Criminal Courts Complex is one of the first Public Private Partnership projects to be completed in Ireland. Its facade comprises a 21m tall, wide-flue climate wall construction.

The twin skin outer wall is suspended from the roof structure and comprises a serrated and overhanging assembly of large format (7m tall x 2m wide) low - iron structurally glazed panels.

The inner wall is screened using a series of bespoke perforated patterned and folded bronze anodised aluminium sheeting.