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Dublin Docklands building wins national architecture award 2022

Khalid Umar Malik
24 Jun 2022, 17:31 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - An office building in the middle of Dublin city's Docklands has been picked as the 2022 RIAI Public Choice Award winner.

According to the RIAI, Number 10-12 Hanover Quay is an "excellent example of how historic fabric can be retained sensitively and imaginatively."

"It retains historical essence and contributes to the Docklands' sense of place and industrial aesthetic," the RIAI said.

O'Mahony Pike Architects created it in collaboration with Mola Architecture.

The redesigned development features a rooftop terrace, vast open-plan areas within the warehouse, and more compact floor sheets within the new glass cabinet.

According to the RIAI, "the building offers fantastic waterfront views with a choice of entrances."

According to O'Mahony Pike, the project is the last in a series of warehouse structures built at Hanover Quay.

The three-bay warehouse, along with the laneway and stables, is a listed structure emphasizing the existing "roofscape."

"The scheme treats the existing listed walls as a stone base, upon which a contemporary glass and metal structure floats," the statement said.

"A zinc pitched roof hovers over the warehouse building, and a tall steel-framed glass box rises over the laneway and stables, both separated by a clear glass band, presenting the new and old structures," the statement continued.

Fiserv, a financial technology company, based in the United States, is currently leasing the building.

It was chosen as the winner from a shortlist of 30 projects designed by registered architects in Ireland and scheduled to be completed in 2021.

The Public Choice Award received over 13,000 votes.

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