The new Networks Services Centre will focus the Dublin operations of Bord Gáis Networks in one single location on a 5 acre site at St. Margaret’s Road, Dubber Cross, Finglas.
The design of the new building reflects Bord Gáis Networks’ commitment to environmental protection, energy conservation and sustainable development. The building design promotes an integrated sustainable design approach that combines Microclimate, Biodiversity and Landscape, Water Management, use of Renewable Energy Technologies with a compact building featuring a low energy design concept, to establish a service facility with a high quality and permeable work environment.
Following a two stage international architectural competition administered by the RIAI on behalf of Bord Gáis Networks in the summer of 2008, construction commenced in June 2010 with completion scheduled for October 2011.
Assessors comments: “The winning scheme offered an innovative and achievable work of modern architecture. The entry scored very high from a sustainability point of view. The project utilised the site well, making the building at the Southern end and locating the parking behind it. The amorphous external form with projecting tower (which would be visible across the M50) was innovative; the internal layout studded with natural ventilation courtyards was flexible and interesting, offering cross views to landscape. The relationship between the different working areas was appropriate with the sense of a common working environment.”
For more information on the building and its sustainable design components follow the in progress blog on
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