Construction Excellence Award
European Building Magazine
Contractors of Ireland Interiors Awards
Irish Joinery Award
Irish Timber Trade Association
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
The building provides almost 22,500 sq.m of accommodation over 6 floors, not including the basement carpark. The efficient design achieves a net:gross ratio in excess of 80%, while the overall development achieved a plot ratio of 2.5:1 – the maximum permissible within the zoning parameters of the site.
Balancing the requirement to maximise the development potential of the site while achieving a high quality working environment, the office floorplates were arranged around two full-height, internal landscaped atria which introduce natural daylight to all staff areas.
The main entrance is defined externally by a 5-storey planar glazed wall, affording the building a dramatic presence on this prime waterfront site. The façade reflects both its setting and the corporate brand by the selected use of granite cladding and extensive areas of solar-shaded glazing. Internally, a sense of movement and transparency is achieved by the use of glazed lift shafts, open staircases and link bridges.