Cadenza, a best-in-class office building in the heart of Dublin, was announced as a winner at the 2023 Irish Construction Excellence (ICE) Awards. Widely acknowledged as the premier recognition of performance in Ireland’s construction industry, the ICE awards were established to showcase and reward best practice across a wide range of disciplines and project categories.
Located on Earlsfort Terrace, the 16,583 sqm Cadenza office development took home the ‘Commercial (€10m to €60m)’ award as well as the Judges Silver Award. This incredible scheme comprises a six-storey building punctuated by a unique façade, all set above a lower ground floor and basement level. With sustainability central to the design, the project targeted LEED Platinum certification, and includes a deep stone veil and stone fins to the street frontages to create shading, also incorporating a green wall with deep recessed glazing to its rear façade.
Major emphasis was placed on constructability, and the development incorporates challenging interfaces with both an existing apartment complex and adjoining listed buildings on its Earlsfort Terrace side. Successfully delivered against a backdrop of significant disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cadenza is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when a project team takes a truly collaborative multidisciplinary approach.
Our team provided civil and structural engineering consultancy services for the development.
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