157-164 Townsend Street 157-164 Townsend Street, Dublin 2 Client: Carlisle Trust Services: Shell & Core design
A striking façade of twisted metal fins.
Set in the heart of Dublin’s central Townsend Street, MCA have designed this modern 7 storey over double basement building.
The ground floor street frontage is animated by an imposing double height entrance foyer and also features a large glazed window behind which the social and collaborative functions are located offering interaction with the street. The top office floor is set back and includes an external terrace along the length of the building offering full views of the River Liffey. Access to the basement car park is via a double car lift arrangement.
Design features include a repeating array of metal fins arranged to each floor level, which is offset to on ascending floors. This provides a dynamic waved appearance to building which is particularly apparent when viewed passing across the adjacent rail bridge.