Photo Credits Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates LLC
Client: Treasury Holdings
Capacity: 2000 seat auditorium. 8000 total capacity.
The landmark building was designed by Pritzker award-winning Irish architect Kevin Roche. An outstanding feature of the new building is the cylindrical atrium which is 18m in height overlooking the River Liffey, The National Convention Centre is a purpose-built international conference centre with will be 46,000 square metres in total, when completed in early 2010.
This landmark and challenging project could not have been executed using conventional code solutions - Innovative fire engineering solutions were developed to facilitate the design.
Performance based fire engineered design provided significant advantages in achieving the innovative and functional architectural design. The integrated sprinkler and smoke control systems allowed a more open design with reduced exit widths and increase in useable areas.