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U2 TOWER
 
Mixed-use Development including U2 Studios, Class-A Offices, 4*Hotel,  Retail and Parking
 
 
PROJECT TYPE - Mixed-Use Development, Commercial, Retail
CLIENT - DDDA
LOCATION - Dublin, Britain Quay
SERVICES - Competition Entry 
SIZE - 45,000 m² / 484,375 ft²
VALUE - N.A.
STATUS – on hold
 

 

 

 

 
The architectural concept was based on the brief requirements of creating an iconic building celebrating a positive outlook into the future. The building configuration chosen was inspired to reflect its waterside urban context. The building comprises the slim rectangular vertical part above the four-storey high horizontal plinth, inscribed within the trapezoid shape of the site boundaries. The “sails” on either side reflect the marine theme and refer to the Docklands immediate surrounding. The design addresses the sustainable, social and regeneration criteria prescribed in the Dublin Docklands Master Plan. It's iconic and landmark qualities make the building stand out and act as a beacon and gatepost for Dublin City.