On the banks of the Liffey River, the Centre is the largest single-use building constructed in Dublin in decades. It comprises a 2,000-seat auditorium, multi-media halls, exhibition spaces, and conference and lecture areas.
Atelier Ten provided lighting design services for this project, focusing in particular on the building’s distinctive drum-shaped atrium. Atelier Ten worked closely with the architects to achieve a very high visual quality for the drum exterior, parapet, canopy, and lobby and landing lighting, whilst achieving a high degree of energy efficiency. This balance between visual quality and energy efficiency was achieved through a combination of rigorous daylighting and lighting analysis during the early design stages and through close collaboration with the architects and engineers to balance architectural concerns with the lighting and cooling demands on the building systems.