The Enterprise and Research Campus, strategically located in Dublin City centre, is owned by Trinity College Dublin and let to small and medium-sized enterprises. Integral part of the research function of Trinity College, the Enterprise Centre is a knowledge-based company generation and support facility. ABK Architects were commissioned to renovate and re-use some of the existing old industrial units into modern, highly serviced spaces.
This operation in particular involved the stripping out and refurbishment of an existing industrial unit to create a new storage area for the TCD art curator. In the main storage space, an array of sliding steel racks, hanging from the concrete slab above, is used to hang and store pictures. Bespoke steel mesh panel on the walls provide additional storage surface. A double set of very large timber doors provides access to the unit from the campus.
The brief was completed with an office, a kitchen and ancillary spaces.