Demolition of existing commercial properties and the development of a new build landmark building as the first Marlin Hotel located in Ireland.
The extensive hotel facilities include a bar and restaurant on the ground floor, gym, meeting rooms, associated ancillary accommodation, an internal courtyard on the first floor and an outdoor terrace to the rear on X level. The development also includes a retail unit at ground floor level with it’s own dedicated entrance and ancillary space at basement level.
On the upper levels the hotel rooms have been arranged in a loop around a central landscaped atrium. The bedrooms are accessed from either side of the corridors in order to minimise circulation and maximise the efficiency of the typical floor plate.
The new contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Dublin, adjacent to St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. The distinctive triangular building is an accumulation of several small land parcels into a larger wedge shaped site with the hotel entrance located at the ‘point’ of the wedge thus activating the street scape at this junction.
The 110,000 sq ft building comprises 7-storeys over a 2-storey basement and is designed with a glass and aluminium curtain walling façade combined with a glazed internal wall which provides natural daylight onto the circulation route and a view into the atrium.
Stone cladding is used to group sections of the building together and reduce scale, while a stainless steel mesh provides additional screening to the bedrooms on the upper levels. This architectural mesh creates an interesting feature along the façades which shimmers as it catches the light by day, and creates a back lit screened effect by night when the bedrooms are in use.