Irish Architectural Archive, Ireland

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Irish Architectural Archive, Ireland

The Irish Architectural Archive was established in 1976 to collect and preserve material of every kind relating to the architecture of the entire island of Ireland, and make it available to the public. The IAA collection has been open to the public since 1977 and holds a collectionm of architectural scale models dating from early 19th century to today. It also offers an online database with biographical details of Irish architects from 1720 through 1940.

The I.A.A. decided to refurbish their existing building, which included the redevelopment of their archive stores.

The solution

To design, supply and install Compactus® for 2 climate controlled archive stores. The Archive contains:

  • 200,000 architectural drawings dating from as early as 1690, stored in Drawer Cabinets mounted on Compactus® Mobile Bases
  • 750,000 photographs ranging from the 1860’s to the present stored in Archive boxes on Sysco®.
  • 15,000 items in its reference library including books, pamphlets and other documents stored in Archive boxes on Sysco®.