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Central Bank of Ireland

Photo: Donal Murphy

Central Bank of Ireland

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Saturday 13 October

Key principles that informed the architecture and design of The Central Bank’s new head office at North Wall Quay included collaboration and sharing by staff, addressing environmental challenges, achieving very high energy and sustainability goals and reflecting the distinct and civic nature of the organisation. The heart of North Wall Quay is the atrium featuring collaboration spaces, and its design allows and actually encourages easy access throughout the building and the floors. The building has more than 250 internal meeting and collaboration spaces and public facilities include a Visitor Centre and a Archive. North Wall Quay was the first office building in Ireland to achieve the Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) ‘Outstanding’ rating at design stage and it also has an A2 Energy rating. It previously was awarded winner of the “Universal Design” category by RIAI at the 2017 Irish Architecture Awards. Open House visitors will be guided through the building.

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. Please note the Bank will be taking photos on the day and your image may be used in Bank publication. All visitors must bring a valid photo I.D. on the day. Children are welcome, but buggies are not allowed on the tours. Photography is not allowed on this tour. Wheelchair accessible.

Designed by: Peter McGovern - Henry J Lyons
Building Date: 2017

Booking Lottery

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. Winners will be notified of their tour details ahead of the Open House Dublin weekend. Most of the Open House Dublin tours are operated on a First Come, First Served basis. So if you missed out on this lottery, make sure to check out the rest of the programme!

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Members enjoy perks which include: beating the OHD queues, private tours, partner discounts; and limited-edition IAF publications and prints. Architects can also claim structured CPD at all IAF events.