New Dublin office redevelopment for ESB HQ
A short-list has been drawn up of some of Ireland’s leading architects, who have submitted plans for the redevelopment of the ESB’s head office in Dublin, based on Fitzwilliam Street. The HQ will contain at least 35,000sq m of office space.
According to the Irish Times, among the companies who have been shortlisted are Grafton Architects working with O’Mahony Pike Architects, Gilroy McMahon Architects working with Henry J Lyons and Partners, Scott Tallon Walker – one of Ireland’s longest-established architectural firms – and OMS Architects, working with Copenhagen-based 3XN Architects.
Other shortlisted architects from outside of Ireland include Rafael Vin├│ly, who are behind the Battersea power station site in London, and Skidmore Owings and Merrill, who designed the Sears Tower in Chicago – now known as the Willis Tower.
According to the Times, the ESB received a total of 44 submissions as part of the initial phase, and those that have been shortlisted now have until November to prepare detailed designs for the site.