Mater Orchard

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Project Description

The building located in the grounds of the Mater Hospital is low lying consisting of two storeys with a flat sedum roof. The building is a hybrid of masonry and timber framed construction in order to achieve a balance between effective insulation and thermal mass. This innovative eco-friendly residential development comprises of thirty-eight apartments, communal facilities, chapel, kitchens, offices and private gardens in an airtight highly insulated hybrid building with groundbreaking passive ventilation system. The building is designed to maximise solar gain and provide a private and secure living environment.
This project was the recipient of a commendation at the annual OPUS awards 2006.

Project Details

Construction Period:

11 months


€4.4 million


Mater Hospital, Dublin 7


Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Project Architect:

MCO Architecture

Project Engineer:

Ian Magahy and Associates

Quantity Surveyor:

Kerrigan Sheanon Newman