Facing onto the River Liffey and adjacent to the East-Link bridge, a primary arterial route across the city, North Dock, with its spectacular views of bay and mountains, consists of 25,500M2 of State-of-the-Art, CAT-A, LEED-GOLD, NZEB speculative office space over 7-9 floors providing flexible single or multiple tenancies together with retail and cultural spaces.
The design seeks to provide offices of the highest quality that will meet the changing demands of the commercial office market, while equally contributing to the creation of a thriving urban quarter. Constructed on a brownfield site, the project included the design of a new street and the creation of a new courtyard garden.
The character of the project is derived from its solidity, mass and materiality. The architectural expression is generated by a layered façade consisting of a deep, pre-cast masonry frame that provides rhythm, mass and scale to the river and an inner surface of metal panels and glass. Together, these orders form a coherent architectural whole. A double-height arcade provides an appropriate scale to the river and gives generous, sheltered space for passing pedestrians.
Office accommodation is divided into two independent vertically-organized entities each with its own entrance, foyer, cores and vertical circulation, organized around and separated by a central, top-lit atrium. Each of these two office entities has the capacity to operate as a single building for a sole occupant or be divided into sub-tenancies on a floor-by-floor basis.
- 2021 - RIAI Workplace/Fitout Award Winner