Scott Tallon Walker

Gibson Hotel



2003 - 2010
Point Village, Dublin

Point Village Development Limited
17,800 m2 sq.m

The Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland / The Bog Oak Trophy (Overall Award for Landscaping in Ireland)

Plan Expo / OPUS Award - Commended

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The scheme is designed around a major new civic space, Point Square, which is bounded by the shopping and leisure complex, the O2, and the landmark 130metre high tower. The site is on a public transport hub and is served by a river ferry, quality bus corridor and tram system.The District Centre elevation is composed to address, in scale and geometry, the 19th Century listed building facade of the O2 Theatre across the square.



The hotel atrium, a dramatic double curved structure of glue-laminated ribs and glass, is flanked by external panoramic lifts that bring guests to the public areas of the hotel and forms a memorable entrance to the pedestrian plaza. The visitor is brought up to reception level via a series of escalators or a pair of panoramic glazed lifts. The resident’s bar sits within the atrium space at 3rd floor level and takes advantage of the views south across the square and west towards the city. A concourse runs the width of the fully glazed South façade and links the restaurant and bar.



A shaded terrace with views over the Point Square will be a unique experience both day and night. The bar and restaurant are arranged around a garden offering a more intimate experience, in contrast to the Urban nature of the square. Similarly the guest bedrooms offer two different experiences either opening onto a series of three heavily landscaped courtyard gardens or facing the pedestrian street to the west with spectacular views over the square and the city.

15th April 2011 - The Point Village was a finalist at The Green Building Awards. The submission entry can be downloaded here