Holles Street Affordable Housing Building


The commission for the Affordable Apartment Block was as a result of winning an international design competition, which attracted 106 entries from throughout Europe and North America.
The winning design is a seven-storey building containing eleven one and two bedroom apartments over a ground floor shop, on a prominent corner site in Dublin city centre near Merrion Square.  The assessors noted that the entry was:

“A beautifully presented scheme.  It is ambitious in its treatment of the urban domain and in its use of light and exploitation of views within each apartment.  A clear hierarchy is shown in the structure, planning and organisation of apartments with an integrated approach to sustainable issues of heating, energy and recycling.  It was one of the few schemes which depicted every architectural detail as well as showing social interaction.”

Client: Dublin City Council Architects Department

Location: Fenian Street, Dublin

Completed: March 2009

Project Team
Seán Harrington Architects:
Seán Harrington, Ryan Gillespie, Catherine Desjardins, Paul Mulhern, Andrew Lamont

Structural and Civil Engineers: Price & Myers, London

Service Engineers: Buro Happold

Quantity Surveyor: Austin Reddy & Co
Main Contractor: Gem Construction

Specialist suppliers
Extruded cast glass: Reglit

Awards
OPUS Awards 2010; Winner Best Housing Project


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