The Cherrywood Canopy and Biophilic Sunken Garden provides an innovative and sustainable approach to the enhancement of the Cherrywood public realm. It is centrally located on the main public pedestrian link between Cherrywood Town Centre and the greenway, within the Cherrywood Business Park. The sunken garden provides a place for refuge for colleagues to meet, and for people to interact and share ideas, while enjoying the benefits of being within a natural biophilic environment. It also provides a vertical link and meeting hub between the underground car park and access to the office buildings above.
Double curved timber glulam beams were designed using advanced computer modelling and fabricated using large scale CNC processing. Cold bent glass, fixed to the double curved timber beams, protects the beams from direct rain, while providing shelter for the occupants below. Rainwater flows directly off the canopy edge into the upper landscape planters, which are interconnected with the lower planters within the garden, allowing the water to cascade – forming a natural irrigation system under the canopy.
The use of timber, as the main exposed canopy structure, demonstrates how this natural material can be used to create contemporary, sustainable environments, which promote well-being and interaction.
|Location:||Location: The Campus, Cherrywood, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin, D18 E440
(Formally Cherrywood Business Park)
|Start on site||2020|
|Completion date||June 2022|
|Client||Spear Street Capital|
|Main Contractor||Cleary and Doyle|
|Specialist Suppliers||Cedarlan, Hess Timber, Hasslacher Timber|
|Façade Consultant||Billings Design Associates|
|Structural Engineer||Bakkala Structural Engineers|