20 Kildare Street
Location: Dublin 2, Ireland
Architect: RKD Architects
20 Kildare Street – where heritage meets contemporary for the perfect office solution. Located in Dublin 2, 20 Kildare Street is a new landmark development by Kennedy Wilson comprising 65,000 sq.ft of contemporary and period buildings interlinked to provide a distinct city centre office HQ. The office development is designed to seamlessly incorporate refurbished high end Georgian buildings with a modern Grade A office building. The protected Georgian buildings are connected via a bright, triple height glazed atrium. The expansive atrium could be utilized as a business lounge or double up as event space. It provides an attractive link between the grand entrance and reception off 20 Kildare street, the North and South external landscaped court yards, the flexible open floor plates in the modern build and the rear of the Georgian’s which can be used for additional social, meeting or workspace purposes.
The office development is designed to seamlessly incorporate refurbished high end Georgian buildings with a modern Grade A office building. The expansive triple height glazed atrium connecting the protected Georgian structures floods light into the building while providing an attractive link between the grand entrance and reception area. 20 Kildare Street is truly a passage through time.
The atrium glazing is formed from double-glazing mounted onto a gasket net and toggle system. The new building will be clad in a high performance structurally glazed unitised curtain walling system with no visible external capping. The unitised system is comprised of flush aluminium solid panels and high-performance double-glazed with a solar control coating on the outer glass.
The redevelopment, is located immediately adjacent to St. Stephen’s Green, the Shelbourne Hotel, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Dail Eireann. The location offers access to all modes of public transport, multi-storey car parks, restaurants, hotels, host of retail and amenity options which includes the natural wellness offered by St. Stephen’s Green and the Iveagh Gardens. The building is highly flexible and provides multipurpose spaces particularly at ground level. Sustainability, smart building technology, tenant wellbeing and quality finishes is at the forefront of this development. 20 Kildare Street is truly a passage through time.