C. Bennett & Sons Ltd
Dublin 1, Ireland
The building is split vertically, to provide flexibility for letting, with a linear atrium allowing daylight into all internal areas. The lighter colour of the Portuguese limestone cladding is a welcome contrast to the more sombre granite, blue limestone and cast-iron detailing of the adjacent Victorian canal architecture.
The roof garden, which overlooks Spencer Dock and beyond to the Dublin Mountains, creates a quiet recreational space for use by the occupants.