The buildings expression is a direct representation of the triangulated site form
The new 8 storey office development is situated on the Grand Canal
The building's three wings culminate with planted roof top gardens
The sunken garden spaces along Lad Lane and Wilton Terrace
The 1 Wilton Terrace building will have LEED Platinum sustainability credentials
The building re-activates pedestrian permeability along Lad Lane
1 Wilton Terrace
The building proposal is on a prominent site, along the Grand Canal and adjoining the Leeson Street gateway into the city centre. The proposal is for a new headquarter office building with LEED Platinum sustainability credentials. The buildings’ expression is thoughtfully shaped and detailed as a direct representation of the triangulated site form. It re-establishes the streetscape enclosure and grain of the district and reflects the adjoining amenity of the Grand Canal with its full height glazed facade.
The intention is to provide an expressive and finely detailed façade which subtly references the surrounding brickwork of the Georgian Terraces through the use of a bronze and glass material palette. The glass fins with embedded bronze create an irregular rhythm, fragments the glass box behind, and animates the built form to the passersby. The fins are carefully modelled to perform environmental solar heat control and shading to the internal office areas.
The three building wings range from four to six and seven levels which are punctuated by a large six storey atrium fronting the canal, and sunken garden spaces along Lad Lane and Wilton Terrace. The wings culminate with planted roof top gardens providing break out spaces for future tenants. There are also two significant public spaces at the main entry, as well as the Lad Lane Plaza area, which re-activates pedestrian permeability along the laneway.
The office accommodation is entered off Wilton Terrace through a double height glazed entry lobby, which links to the six storey atrium space punctuated by slender bridges linking the central & Cumberland Road wings.
The Dublin City Area Planning officers have said “The new building relates more to the site context and to the street edges than the existing and provides a sense of enclosure to Cumberland Street and Lad Lane Upper. The approach to the building from the Leeson Street Bridge is a major improvement with the new landscaped space to the front of the building and related enhancements to the public realm around Lad Lane Upper. The palette of materials for the building’s elevations including glass and bronzed panels enriched with vertical fins of glass and metal gauze is visually pleasing and exudes a high quality and opulent finish”.
Planning Permission Granted
Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2