5 storey development including 3 storey glass atrium, linking the listed frontage onto Molesworth Street to a modern office building meeting the highest design standards
Green Reit (Molesworth Street Ltd)
“Reddy Architecture’s focus on this project has been to blend seamlessly into the architectural character of Molesworth Street while providing a modern work environment to the rear. This is an excellent example of how to adapt and modulate Georgian buildings into modern working environments while being respectful and complimentary to the setting and history of the site. By carefully respecting the existing building and providing an elegant well-proportioned office building this project looks boldly to the future..”
Winner of Irish Building and Design Awards Office / Commercial Building of the year 2017
The new office building is connected to the rear of the Georgian townhouse by a light glazed atrium which becomes the central orientating feature of the building. This atrium creates the necessary space between the new and old. The well-considered facades convey a calm and welcoming image through their open and harmonised brick facades which modulate in an out to create subtle textures. The generously proportioned windows are full height to let as much light flood into the building.
The building has minimal street frontage yet has achieved a light filled work environment by being clever to exploit voids, atria and courtyards. The internal atria is completed with frameless glazing refracting light and bringing light deep into the plan.
The project has been just fully accredited with LEED Gold standard, one of the first office buildings to do so in Ireland.