Workday @ Kings Building - Open House Dublin 2024

Workday @ Kings Building

Workday - Dublin, Kings, Church Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Dublin, D07 A0TN

Dates & Times
  • Saturday 14th October:
  • 10.45am (first tour) – 3.30pm (last tour). Tours approx 30mins
Tour type
  • Building Tour
  • Outdoor Tour

Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects

Join Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects on a guided tour of rooftop garden at Kings Building for Open House Dublin.

Workday invites you to visit their rooftop garden, at Kings Building, Church Street. The building was unoccupied for over 10 years after its boomtime construction, until they decided to move in to expand their Dublin HQ. A setback of the original seventh-floor massing created a vast empty bitumen roof adjacent to the top-floor canteen, with an impressive panorama of the Dublin skyline.

This structure, part pavilion, part shelter, part pergola frames the view sequentially, firstly through new entrance doors and then internally at each bend. The main roof-garden structure delivers the staff out to the 900m2 roof garden, while simultaneously hiding the M&E services behind via a wall of satin-glazing – the planting beyond creating silhouettes through the translucent glass. A sheltered lounge section extends the seasonal use of the garden by shielding colder winds. The final part of the 125m2 timber and steel structure is expressed as an open pergola, framing a 6m span communal dining table, made from the same sustainably-sourced Douglas Fir.

The northern edge of the open garden space is formed by a large raised planter that shields the northern winds and provides a south-facing sloped topography, configured for reclining or lying out to enjoy the better weather. Adjacent to this, the geographic conceit of seeded islands drifting from the main body creates further greening and seating opportunities.

This tour is pre-book only.


Accessibility Information
Any guest or visitor will be required to sign a copy of the Workday Visitor Privacy Statement and the Workday Healthy Workplace policy on arrival to our premises.

Wheelchair accessible
Accessible Toilets
Assistance Dogs welcome

Photography Credit
© Derek Naughton


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