Plus Architecture were commissioned to undertake the design of a mixed-use development of a brownfield site at the junction of Haddington Road and Percy Place in central Dublin.
The site is highly prominent and characterised by contrasting contextual conditions on its opposite faces. The southern face, and entry point to all uses within the building, sits within streets that are predimonantly red-brick in character. The use of brick openings of scale and proportion that resonate with the adjacent context is a conscious design strategy to ensure continuity of the proposed design with the existing streetscape.
The character of the northern face of the site is very different and faces directly onto Dublin’s Grand Canal. The noise and activity of Haddington Road is absent from the northern edge and the canal and canalside walk determine the character and context of this elevation.
The proposals contain 6, 000 sqft of office accommodation, over 1,000 sqft of café/ retail accommodation and 13 residential units. Residents enjoy the aspect of a new landscaped public plaza to the front of the development and a private roof terrace at the top level of the proposed building.