1997 - 1999
IFSC, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
A&L Goodbody Solicitors
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland / Selected for Exhibition
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A & L Goodbody Solicitors is a purpose built headquarters with uninterrupted south facing views onto the River Liffey. The façade to the river was originally designed to be part of a continuous and connected street façade, resulting in two granite clad staircase cores flanking the shaded south façade, give the building a clear visual separation from its neighbours.
At Ground and Fifth Floor the glass is set back to create a loggia and roof top terrace, overlooking the river. Internally, ground floor meeting rooms, conference facilities and dining facilities for both visitors and staff, overlook a central atrium garden. Mature bamboos grow towards the pyramidal skylight with its delicate cable structure, 6 stories above.
A series of commissioned works by leading Irish artists are exhibited to atrium circulation routes at each level, giving a unique vibrancy to the heart of the building, enjoyed by all who work there.