With an overall 40 month programme, The National Convention Centre opened in 2010.
The National Convention Centre, Dublin is owned by the Office of Public Works. The striking landmark building was designed by world renowned Pritzker prize-winning Irish Architect, Kevin Roche. The building is a significant iconic addition to the Dublin city centre landscape, joining the Four Courts and the Custom House. The building was constructed simultaneously with the Luas bridge and railway to the rear.
At almost half a million ft2 (44,000 m2), The National Convention Centre is the largest single-use building constructed in Dublin in decades and the first major public access building since the foundation of the State. The brief was to provide a building with a 100 year life span.
The building is the world’s first ‘Carbon Neutral’ conference venue and achieved BREEAM Very Good which was largely helped by leading edge design in its mechanical installations.
The design feature of the 57m high glazed drum contributes immensely to the building’s visual impact. The glazing of the drum comprises 265 glass panels, the majority of which are 5.2m x 1.5m curved and weigh 700kg each.
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