BORD GAIS NETWORKSDublin 2008
Bord Gais Networks Headquarters
International Competition Finalist: 2008
Partner in Charge / Design Principal: Robin Lee
The building identity is defined by a load bearing structural fašade of modular framed units. Incessant repetition allows for efficient construction and a high degree of quality control. The consequent expression resonates with the core function of the building as an engineering servicing and maintenance headquarter building for the utilities provider, Bord Gais. The building envelope is finished throughout in bronze aluminium with large semi-reflective glazed units to maximize daylighting while minimizing solar gains. In internal layer of bronzed aluminium blinds provide further solar control for the building users.
Large floorplates are punctuated with generous atriums to effectively create a single workspace across five floors. Social spaces occupy the ground floor including staff canteen, courtyards and training facilities.
Attention is given to the identity of the building as a strong and reliable sentinel overseeing and monitoring the gas network across the country, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.
© Robin Lee Architecture 2012
NORD LLP reached the final shortlist in the international design competition for Bord Gais Networks Ltd in September 2008.
NORD LLP was established in 2002
NORD LLP renamed to Robin Lee Architecture in 2011