PROTECTED STRUCTURE: Permission for development at this site: The Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin, The University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2. The development will consist of work to a protected structure, the T.C.D. Arts Building, reference 2006 on the Record of Protected Structures. Proposals consist of:
The removal of the existing wayfinding signage in the building to allow for new wayfinding light boxes, including associated electrical works and static signage throughout; New suspended circular acoustic panels at level 1 outside Burke Theatre and new suspended freeform acoustic panels at level 2 outside lecture theatres Swift and Davis to improve acoustics. The removal of existing suspended ceiling and lighting at the entrance area at level 2 to allow for a reduced suspended ceiling zone to increase floor to ceiling height with integrated lightbox in the ceiling: The removal of 287 number original terracotta tiles to allow for 88m2 of new matwells at level 1 & level 2 entrances; The removal of existing suspended ceilings and lighting in the main circulation routes at level 3-5 to allow for new suspended acoustic ceilings and upgraded lighting; Upgrade works to reaching spaces 3070, 3074, 4047, 4050A, 4050B, 4094 and 5012 consisting of new acoustic suspended ceiling and wall panels and acoustic sealant to gaps at slab concealed with new strip of plasterboard ceiling to improve acoustic, new lighting modifications to existing ventilation ducts and grilles and new carpet;
The removal of existing concrete block wall to allow for new aluminium profiled glazed partition & door to teaching spaces 3070, 4094 and 5012 facing main circulation route to match style of existing glazed partitions on main circulation route; Upgrading of male toilet block at level 3 with the replacement of existing wall and floor tiles with new modular wall and floor tiles similar to original pattern and colour contrast, new sanitary ware, upgraded extract ventilation; new suspended ceiling and lighting and new cubicle doors;
The repainting of existing doors along main circulation routes at levels 2-5 currently in various colours with a new consistent base colour in dark grey and a vertical line in a colour to indicate the floor zone according to new colour orientation & wayfinding strategy; New digital screens outside lecture theatres Synge, Swift and Davis at level 2, on main circulation routes at levels 3-5 and in landings of Stairs B & C at levels 2-6 to provide information on college lectures, news & events; New large digital screen at entrance area at level 2; New oak joinery fittings to consist of pigeon hole post box units at levels 3-5, study tables at level 5 anterooms, new freestanding movable newspaper stands at level 2 and seat outside Stair D at levels 3-5;
New landscaping works to inner courtyard at level 5 and to terrace at level 6 in a split level arrangement consisting of removal of existing planters and paving slabs, provision of new weathering membrane, new stone paving, timber planters with planting and timber seating including retention of commemorative benches. The level of the terrace at level 6 to be raised to allow universal accessibility with new powder coated mild steel handrail and balustrade at parapet edge; Upgrade works to also include new universal access ramp to level 5 courtyard in compliance with building regulations.
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