A six-story office building located on the busy Church Street, offering office space on the floors as well as commercial and service premises on the ground floor.
Performing static, fabrication and site project curtain walls.
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KING'S BUILDING (CHURCH STREET)
Country: IrelandLocation: DublinPurpose: office space, retail, servicesMain Contractor:
Byrne’s Carlisle Trust
Our contribution: Performing static, fabrication and site project curtain walls.
6-storey office building situated between Ireland's Bar Council building and
the St Michan's Church along the livelyChurch Street.
King’s Building is one of the best-finished buildings of this type in Dublin,
finished after many perturbations, the King’s Building lived to see the
development that ensured the profitability of the operation.
large office building in Dublin was partially completed in 2008, but The
finishing works were abandoned due to the crisis on the real estate market. The
building was left empty until 2014 when the finishing works where finally
completed. In the same year the King’s Building became the European
headquarters of the American software company Workday.
King's Building, designed by father and son - John Byrne senior and John Byrne
junior. Byrne Sr., who died in November 2014 at the age of 94, has designed
many famous office buildings in Dublin, incl. O'Connell Bridge House and
D’Olier House. The building has approximately 30 000 square meters of usable
space, two separate entrance lobbies and a modern glass façade.
of the King's Building consists of a single-storey underground level with
private parking, high ground floor with a height of approximately 5 meters and
five upper floors falling office arranged for open plan with a height of 2.9
meters. The whole ground floor is intended for commercial activities and
land preparation was based on the use of 10 m long load-bearing piles for the
internal support of the building. Cutting piles around the perimeter of 15
meters were used to secure nearby roads and properties. A waterproof membrane
is used inside the incisal piles. The
superstructure consists of a steel frame with precast, reinforced concrete
girders and mesh, which are used to provide lateral stability. On this
skeleton, a light façade structure based on a combination of stone, metal and
glazing was created. An
old informal burial site was discovered during construction in the courtyard of
the building. This funerary annex could not be dug out due to the prohibition
of the conservator. The annex is 48 meters long and 13 meters wide, so three
trusses have been used to span the building over it. The ground floor is
located approximately 250 mm above the annex and is supported by the lower boom
of the lower truss. Each truss is 8 m high. The construction time for the
entire building was 22 months, including the facade which is particularly
complex and took over 11 months to complete.
MAS Design as an independent office has been present on the market since 2013. MAS Design is a leading design office in Poland implementing projects in the BIM formula. Our management team has over 15 years of experience in the facade cladding industry, collected while designing and implementatingthe facades.