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dlr LexIcon Library

Credits: William Murphy

dlr LexIcon Library

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Automation of internal blinds

Built in 2014, dlr LexIcon is the main library and cultural centre of the Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown area of Dublin. It houses adults’, children’s and audiovisual lending libraries across three floors and a basement area. Internally, the building is varied, including large open areas, performance spaces and smaller reading rooms, as well as office space for administration and archives. The design was produced by architects Carr Cotter & Naessens after a 2006 competition that attracted 139 entries. The building has been praised for its environmentally friendly construction, which took environmental concerns such as heating efficiency into account.

The library required a system for its blinds that could automatically adapt to light and temperature changes. In partnership with Savano Group, Nice UK provided temperature and light sensors and motors that interfaced with dlr LexIcon’s building management system. This allowed the entire system to respond to changes in its environment and to adjust the blinds accordingly, whilst also allowing central control.

Installed Products

  • Era Mat ST

    Era Mat ST

  • NiceWay sensor

    NiceWay sensor