Clanwilliam Terrace Office Buildings, Dublin

Project Details:

Client: Private

Status: On-going

Value: Private

Project Description:

Cantrell & Crowley Architects have been commissioned to design two office buildings on Clanwilliam Terrace, Dublin 2. The two sites are located on opposite sides of the road and are currently occupied by low rise buildings from the 1980’s. The contemporary design seeks to establish height on the site, and to provide for a substantial uplift in office space for our clients.

The proposal consists of two 8 storey buildings which serve to frame the entrance to Clanwilliam Terrace and act as a bookend to the neighbouring office buildings. A predominantly glass façade is proposed to the main areas providing an abundance of light to the open plan offices. The vertical stair and lift cores are clad in stone, which provide a contrast to the light glass facades and serve to anchor the buildings to the site. The entrances are identified by aluminium portals which is set back from the site boundaries at ground floor level to provide shelter and allow for a landscaping strip between the building and the public footpath.

The project is designed to fulfil the nZEB (nearly Zero Emission Buildings) requirements, substantially reducing heat loss through the building fabric and with over 20% of the building energy provided from renewable resources.