• Design studios of Henry J Lyons Architects

  • Transparency from stairwell to studio and library

  • Lower basement level with funnell skylights

  • Refurbished brickwork windows and ironmongery on Pearse Street

51-54 Pearse Street

51-54 Pearse Street forms part of a 10,000m2 city centre mixed use development at Pearse Street, Dublin 2. The building accommodates the design studios of Henry J Lyons Architects within a new 6 storey building to the rear of a terrace of Georgian Buildings (protected structures) organised around a new centre light filled atrium, which provides a dramatic articulation between the protected structures and the contemporary open plan accommodation.

The atrium is traversed by a series of bridges which accommodate the social and interactive spaces of the building (reception, waiting area, tea stations), while providing strong active links between the new building and the refurbished Georgian Buildings.


The atrium plays a central role in the sustainability strategy for the building which uses a BMS managed natural ventilation system, to provide a high level of environmental comfort. Fresh air and cooling to the building is provided by means of an active north facing facade generating an airflow to the central atrium which acts as a stack. Exposed concrete fabric of the structure provides thermal mass and passive cooling.

The fabric of the new build is constructed with a robust pallet of materials including board marked concrete, oak joinery and mild steel balustrades. Sliding screens compliment the simplicity of the rubble and brick walls, timber joinery and lime render of the Georgian Buildings have been carefully refurbished and integrated into the development.


Client
Magennis Property Ltd.

Status
Complete

Year
2009

Size
3,600m2

Location
Pearse Street, Dublin 2