Dublin Landings is a 63,000 sq. m office, commercial and residential development project currently under construction in Dublin’s Docklands Strategic Development Zone (SDZ).
Working together with Denmark’s Arrow Architects, RKD delivered one of Ireland’s fastest planning achievements for a large commercial development, from design commencement in May 2015 to Phase 1 planning approval in November, followed immediately in December by construction starting on site.
The 2.35 hectare site, which wraps around the new headquarters of the Central Bank of Ireland, comprises 10 per cent of all development land available in the SDZ. As part of the 70/30 commercial-to-residential mix specified by the SDZ the development will accommodate Grade A office space, with capacity for up to 5,500 employees, and deliver more than 250 apartments.
The first of three phases of works takes place over 1.85 hectares bounded by North Wall quay, New Wapping Street, Mayor Street Upper and Castleforbes Road.
Following demolition of an ESB substation on Mayor Street Upper, two office blocks will be constructed—one comprising nine storeys and the other with seven.
Collectively known as Block D, the two blocks will share a total floor area of just under 28,000 sq. m and can be operated as a single building or as separate office blocks.
The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), has chosen one of the office blocks as the preferred option for its new headquarters.
RKD and Arrow Architects incorporated several modes of architectural expression, as well as utilising separate but complementary materials, in order to break the overall development into smaller ‘character’ blocks, each with its own identity.
The overall effect is to create a cohesive work-life development that provides inhabitants and visitors alike with a richer urban experience.
63,000 sq. m.