credit union, miller's hill, donegal town
We are pleased to present our design for the new Donegal Town Credit Union. Business and members have grown steadily since we carried out the last extension and renovation project of the current building in 2007. The decision was taken earlier this year to relocate the Credit Union to a larger site and create a purpose built facility, designed specifically for the current and the projected needs of the business.
The new building is a contemporary standalone structure. It rises from the rear of the site to a three storey structure on the north side overlooking the town centre. Viewed from the east, a striking sandstone spine wall with feature windows gives the building a strong identity on what is a very prominent site. The spine wall makes the connection back to the steep hillside. On the west, the building is more transparent. Wrapped by a curtain glazed walling system on two sides, it is inviting for the public to use. The use of a stone wall feature at the main entrance draws the public inside. An external brise soleil system adds a second layer of interest to the building envelope, ever changing in appearance as the sun moves around the building. The projecting soffit is clad in zinc.
This proposed cornerstone development of Miller's Hill presents a unique opportunity to improve the surrounding area that will inevitably enhance the immediate environs physically, socially and economically.
See our previous project for Donegal Credit Union at Tirchonaill Street.