M E S H    A R C H I T E C T S

Grade 1 Conservation and Contemporary Design Architects

69 Middle Abbey Street,
Dublin D01 P5Y4

01 563 9021

Rock Farm Slane, Co. Meath.

Our clients approached Mesh Architects to design a Eco-tourism mutliplye set of buildings that would incorporate sustainable building construction methods which would allow straw bale that was grown on the Slane Farm Demense to be used during this self build project. The working farm would incorporate the wWoofers philosophy and organic farming workshops and classes will be held.
The buildings in the development would contain a detached 2 storey, 5 bedroom family dwelling with solar panels, double-garage/store/plant room & home office with associated landscaping including dry stone garden walls and ha-ha ditch to form livestock boundary. A detached 2 storey communal building with solar panels to roof accommodating 5 dorm-type bedrooms and living spaces, showers/toilets/drying room which will provide facilities for guests staying in the campsite and other guests. Adjoining Lime Kiln ruin to be retained in situ and consolidated.
An existing cottage ruin on site to be removed and replaced by detached part two-storey, part single storey cottage with 3 bedrooms for short-term eco-tourism use with external composting WC and 2 parking spaces. A detached 1½ storey organic farming volunteer's cottage with sod planted roof with three bedrooms including attic level bedroom with internal composting WC's. A detached single-storey farm office with sod planted roof and composting WC.
Seasonal camping site with 9 Yurt tents, 3 canvas tents and a toilet and shower tent. All tents and structures are ocated on removable timber platforms.
Associated site works include renewable energy systems and district heating, fecal separation system to compost foul waste with integrated constructed wetland and percolation system with grey and rain-water recycling systems, bicycle sheds and 11 car parking spaces to rear of farm shed.

Mesh Architects - Tom McGimsey, Noel Shortt, (Paul Mulhern-Planning stage only)

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