Guided Tour of F27: ESB Headquarters, Fitzwilliam Street, D2 - Open House Dublin 2024

Guided Tour of F27: ESB Headquarters, Fitzwilliam Street, D2

27 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 KT92

Dates & Times
  • Friday 13th October:
  • 12.30pm – 2.15pm
Tour type
  • Building Tour
  • Exhibition

Grafton Architects & O'Mahony Pike Architects

Awarded ‘Best Workplace’ at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) annual design awards 2023, the ESB headquarters at 27 Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2 is an exemplar of the Institute’s ethos; to inspire excellence in Architecture and recognise the contribution Registered Architects make to the built environment. Grafton Architects and O’Mahony Pike Architects’ design for the ESB headquarters involves an assemblage of interlocking interior and exterior spaces, with multiple level pathways and sunken courtyard gardens. Empathetic to the characteristics of adjacent Georgian buildings, the design which seeks to ‘reinstate the unconscious rhythm’ of the Georgian streetscape lost in the 1960s is made permeable by the addition of a pedestrian walkway connecting Lower Fitzwilliam Street to James’ Street East. Geothermal piles, roof mounted solar panels and efficient energy management systems contribute to the buildings sustainability credentials and BREEAM Excellent rating. Occupants of the building also play their part through sustainability initiatives such as a no single-use plastics policy while on the rooftop, the ESBees help sustain biodiversity and provide Fitzwilliam 27 honey!

Join them on a short talk and guided tours of the ESB Headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street. Agenda:

  • 12:30 Arrival, light refreshments served
  • 12:30 to 13:00 View of temporary F27 exhibition and ESB archival material
  • 13:00 to 13:15 Presentation on F27 architecture, sustainable credentials and workplace culture
  • 13:15 to 14:00 Guided tour of F27
  • 14:15 Event ends

This tour is Pre-book only.

Accessibility Information

Wheelchair accessible
Accessible Toilets
Assistance Dogs welcome
Braille or Large Print Signage

Photography Credit
© Ros Kavanagh / ESB Archives


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