The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) is the equivalent of Trinity House in the UK, the agency responsible for operating and maintaining Aids to Navigation in coastal waters around of Ireland. The Commissioners brief was to create an iconic new headquarter building which would unite their engineering and workshop facilities with head office, technical and administrative accommodation on a single site. Scott Tallon Walker’s exceptional design links two distinct forms, one circular for the headquarters and the other rectangular for the workshops.
The completed building reflects the ethos and aspirations of CIL while providing excellent facilities from which to fulfil their mission to keep Irish sea routes open, safe and running smoothly. In addition, it reflects CIL’s core values and pioneering use of sustainable and renewable technologies in its navigational aids.
Commissioners of Irish Lights