New offices overlooking the canal at Baggot Street
Project in brief
Bridge House is a designated Protected Structure, which overlooks the banks of the Grand Canal at Baggot Bridge. The original building is a three storey structure comprising external and internal load-bearing masonry walls, with timber roof, floors and stairs.
This project involved the renovation of the original building to house modern offices and the addition of a new lift and stair case and four storey extension - topped by a penthouse apartment.
Careful demolition and piled foundations facilitated the extension on the canal bank.
Bridge House, Dublin
Architects: Duffy Mitchell O'Donoghue
Value: € 2.0m (2004)
- Protected Structure
- Redesign for new office use
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A distinctive feature window cantilevers off the gable wall in a light structural steel frame.
The interface between the new and historic buildings was carefully detailed in order to minimise intervention.
The monopitch roof cantilevers over the penthouse, and was designed for uplift due to the exposed location adjacent to the canal.
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