The office development for the Irish Stock Exchange consolidates the ISE staff and operations into a single complex combining 2 existing protected structures; ISE’s current office building on Anglesea St and the historic 19th Century Armoury building on Foster’s Place.
A new 4-storey over basement building will provide circa 1,400 sq.m gross new office floor space to the rear of the Armoury. The new building creates a link between the Armoury building and Anglesea Street, creating a city centre campus for the ISE. The works include strip-out and refurbishment of the Armoury and some minor refurbishment works to Anglesea St. The new building operates around the sequence of entry and passage through the classical Armoury building into the sophisticated, contemporary interior of the new extension.
A light filled atrium mediates between the existing Armoury and new office, and opens onto open plan office floors, which are enclosed by a green wall on the rear facade. The office floors are suspended between 2 solid service and circulation cores on their flanking sides. The green wall, a creeper suspended from the facade, is intended to be an aesthetic and a biophilic design device to screen the car park beyond and will provide filtered light and enhance the work place environment. This is an integral part of the design.
The building is naturally ventilated with automatic vents on the north facade working with the high level openings in the atrium to create a stack effect. The glazed facade of the atrium, setback from the main facade of the Armoury on Fosters Place,
and visible from Dame st., is of high quality flush glazing, with minimal visual impact.
Works to the existing Anglesea St building include the provision of a new corridor link from a new lift and new entrance door into the Market Floor/ Boardroom, which is the ceremonial room in the existing building used for important functions, launches and public announcements.
The new consolidated office will provide contemporary, high quality office space and a strong identity and presence for the Irish Stock Exchange in Dublin’s city centre.