The Central Bank has opened the doors and is in a working capacity at its new HQ in Dublin’s Docklands on North Wall Quay. The €140m project became a home to 1,459 work stations on 8 floors above ground and 2 floors at basement level.
It has moved from the iconic building on Dublin's Dame Street.
From the architectural point of view, the one of its most striking features are the golden panels across the windows, which were designed as an expression of strength.
Much was made of the environmentally friendly nature of the building - which will have an A2 efficiency rating.
The design uses high performance, long life materials to create a highly sustainable and energy efficient building with a target of BREEAM Excellent accreditation and a BER of A2.
One of the excellent equipment being used in a building were Verano Climaconvectors – the heating and cooling trench units. The units covered some of the outer core of the building and by their primary purpose will compensate cold downdraught in the winter and overheat during the summertime that comes from full glazed facades in the building.