SAP SSC, Galway

Client:       SAP SSC (Ireland) Ltd

Complete: November 2005

Value:       €14m


SAP SSC is a Naturally Ventilated call-centre building with occupancy density of 6-7m2 per person, total floor area of 5,500m2. The building is made up of 2 No. three-storey accommodation blocks arranged in parallel formation (15m width), enclosing a central atrium space.

The atrium space provides a dual environmental function, providing both daylighting and natural ventilation. Natural light is diffused downwards, enabling daylight into the perimeter of adjoining accommodation areas. Conversely, the natural ventilation strategy flow is upward through the atrium space, with hot air being exhausted from the atrium through a combination of wind and buoyancy (“Stack Effect”) forces. The atrium is an unheated space, operating as a winter garden.



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