The Freight Building
Location: Castleforbes, Dublin
Architect: O'Mahony Pike Architects.
Slender and elegant, the Freight Building takes its place in the Dublin skyline as part of a coherent high-rise cluster in the Docklands. This memorable silhouette forms the first image of the city on arrival through Dublin Port tunnel.
"We’ve folded the building around a new plaza, and that idea of folding follows right though the design, from the expansive 18 metre wide entrance, to the bay windows, finally with the top floor terminating in folded gold panels. We think we have created a distinct, recognizable building, but also one that sits comfortably in the street we are making, giving a new identity to this part of the city."
John Macken, O'Mahony Pike Architects.
The Freight Building provides LEED Gold and WELL Gold Certification and incorporates a broad spectrum of sustainable principles to achieve an A3 BER rating.
13.52mm Extra Clear Annealed Laminated with Coating to Surface #4, 1.4mm Clear PVB, 16mm Argon Gas Filled Cavity with Black Warm Edge Spacer.
10.8mm Clear Laminated Annealed glass with 0.8mm Clear PVB Interlayer.
The Freight Building is at the epicentre of Dublin’s thriving Docklands. Ease of access is one of the many reasons why Dublin’s North Quays has become such a successful business district. The WELL accreditation means that the building has been designed with consideration of the health and wellbeing of the Occupants. The ‘high levels’ of natural light and air quality, enhances the quality of the internal spaces