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    • Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • Client ListScott Tallon Walker Architects 3
    • ServicesUrban Design ArchitecturePoint Village, Dublin, Ireland PricewaterhouseCoopers Headquarters - Spencer Dock, Dublin, IrelandAll of the practice’s schemes are informed and shaped by our Urban Design section who draw from wide Scott Tallon Walker’s core activity is the design of buildings. It’s reputation is built on the delivery ofInternational experience and have completed a number of major Urban Design studies including Point exceptional design quality in virtually every general and specialist field of design. Experience includesVillage development in Dublin’s North Docklands. healthcare, commercial, education, scientific, residential, transport, communications, administration and many others.Masterplanning Interior DesignEast Point Business Park - Dublin, Ireland Enterprise Ireland office fit-out, IrelandWe prepare strategies that seek to maximise the site potential for development. We consider the The Scott Tallon Walker Interior Design Team combine imaginative design ides with colour, art andsurrounding context - physical, social and economic - working collaboratively with others, to provide vision practical use of space. Our approach is to not only integrate our interiors with the ethos and dynamicsthat can be delivered. Our masterplanning experience covers all development sectors, from small urban of our client, but equally with the potential of the building and its services.infill to large scale campuses. Eastpoint Business Park, for example, has been successfully transformedfrom dereliction in 1995 into a 200,000sqm highly attractive business location today.4 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • Conservation Art in ArchitectureGate Theatre - Dublin, Ireland East Point Business Park - Dublin, IrelandIntense research and appropriate design and detail inform our approach to historic buildings. In particular One of the core principles of the practice is the integration of Art and Architecture. Close collaborationwe have established a reputation for sensitively combining the architecture of today with that of the past with a wide variety of emerging and established artists has enabled Scott Tallon Walker to produce aas illustrated in the Gate Theatre project above. We also have considerable experience of sensitively considerable number of projects that have been enriched and enhanced by the incorporation of art intoupgrading late 20th Century buildings to provide new uses and new energy performance. the working environment and into the wider public realm.Refurbishment SustainabilityDKIT School of Informatics & Creative Arts, Ireland Commissioners of Irish Lights Headquarters, Co. Dublin, IrelandScott Tallon Walker Architects have extensive experience of advising Clients in the appraisal of the benefits The promotion of sustainability and energy efficient buildings within our practice is one of the key principlesof refurbishment over new build or vice versa and also in comparing the merits of the different levels of of our philosophy and design approach. The realization of responsible, dynamic environmental designrefurbishment, both in vacant or live occupied building environments. Our successful completion of FAS is, we believe, central to the creation of healthy, uplifting buildings and environments that benefits us allTraining Centres illustrate this experience. as a global community.Scott Tallon Walker Architects 5
    • Commercial Offices“It was very important to us in embarking on this project that we would end up with not just a landmark building but also one which would be practicalin terms of its functionality and design (including interior fitout design) and built to the highest standards. All of this was achieved to everyone’ssatisfaction within a very tight timeframe and, most importantly within budget”- Tom O’Connor, A&L Goodbody
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers Headquarters Commercial OfficesValue £79 MillionClient Spencer Dock Development CompanyArea 47,500m2Our brief from Clients, Treasury Holdings, was for the design of asignature headquarters building to house leading accountancy firm,PricewaterhouseCoopers and to include additional accommodationsuitable for sub-letting for single or multiple tenancies, the balancebeing eventually occupied by Fortis Bank.The building is planned on a north south axis, comprising a sevenstorey north block and an eight storey south block. The northblock is designed in a u-shape, facing west around a landscapedcourtyard, while the south block is sub divided internally by a fullheight landscaped atrium on an east west axis. Both Blocks areconnected by glazed link bridges at upper levels.The plan form composition permits maximum natural daylight to alloffice areas while the main atrium, with its stepped floor plates tothe upper levels and glazed planar end walls, all combine to createa lively transparency within the building. The terracotta colouredhorizontal brise soleil to the PricewaterhouseCoopers facades andthe white suspended brise soleil to the Fortis Bank facades combineto form a distinctive yet unified interface and corporate identity toboth building occupants. The core towers with their sloped roofsprovide further distinctive identity to the building.8 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
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    • A&L Goodbody Solicitors Commercial OfficesClient A&L Goodbody SolicitorsArea 11,000m2The A&L Goodbody Solicitors building is a purpose builtheadquarters. The façade to the river was originally designed to bepart of a continuous and connected street façade, resulting in twogranite clad staircase cores flanking the shaded south façade, givethe building a clear visual separation from its neighbours.At Ground and Fifth Floor the glass is set back to create a loggiaand roof top terrace, overlooking the river. Internally, ground floormeeting rooms, conference facilities and dining facilities for bothvisitors and staff, overlook a central atrium garden. Mature bamboosgrow towards the pyramidal skylight with its delicate cable structure,6 stories above.A series of commissioned works of art are exhibited to atriumcirculation routes at each level, giving a unique vibrancy to the heartof the building, enjoyed by all who work there.10 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • A&L Goodbody Solicitors Commercial OfficesScott Tallon Walker Architects 11
    • Citi Commercial OfficesClient CitiArea 34,744m2This headquarters office building was designed for Citi toaccommodate the expanding front office and global supportoperations of the company. The design aim was to create a brightmodern working environment, achieved by arranging the floor platesaround two full-height, internal landscaped atria thereby maximisingnatural daylight to all areas.The design of the atria spaces forms a major internal focal pointwithin the building. The main entrance and reception to the buildingare located through the main atrium with both atria linked horizontallyat ground floor level and both containing vertical circulation via liftsand stairs. The sense of movement and transparency within thespace is achieved by glazed-clad lift shafts, open staircases andinterconnecting bridges at each floor level.The main entrance is defined externally by a splayed full heightplanar glazed wall to the main atrium which creates a major externalcivic space.12 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • Citi Innovation Lab Commercial OfficesClient CitiArea 750m2Citi required a fitout of the an existing ground floor office space tohouse a newly launched department within the Citi group called the‘Citi Innovation Lab’. The public face of this department is vital toits function and therefore the fitout required attention to detail andefficient implementation of the global design strategy for the branch.The project involved the implementation and launch of the new ‘CitiInnovation Lab’ into the existing Dublin Citi Head Office. This requireda refurbishment of 750 m2 of existing office space and service core tocontemporary standards and to fall within the global branding conceptdesign, as set out by the client.Scott Tallon Walker Architects 13
    • Stockyard Office Development Commercial OfficesClient Crosbie PropertyArea 3,500m2The plan was based on a simple design concept of a main circulationarea running across the building in an east west direction from onestair core to the other. If modular offices are to be incorporated thenthey will run along the northern and southern facades with openplan in the middle of the floor plates. On the fourth and fifth floorsthe circulation route becomes smaller as does the office spaceprovided with the omission of floor space to the rear (north) of thebuilding. The sixth floor is further reduced as a result of the set backat this level. Vertical circulation is provided via two staircores, oneon each gable wall.The north elevation is stepped by means of a terrace at fourth floorlevel. This reduces massing toward the residential units on AbercornRoad and establishes a contextual empathy with the two storeyhouses. The curved outline of fifth and sixth floor office space partlycantilevers over the fourth floor terrace.14 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • Webworks Innovation Centre Commercial OfficesClient Howard Holding PlcArea 5,000m2This 5,000 square meter regional Innovation Centre provides smallstarter unit offices, sharing reception, waiting, cafe and meetingrooms. The four/five storey over basement building is entered offEglinton Street by forming an opening, with views to the atrium, inthe existing limestone wall which is retained along with other historicfeatures such as railings and gates.The atrium is the heart and focal point for all the circulation routeswithin the new Webworks building, connecting all levels with openaccess accommodation stairs and maximising the natural light.The open plan areas are broken up and are arranged to allow thecirculation routes around the atrium to enjoy views to the outside.Attractive highly visible breakout spaces are provided at each level,with views over the atrium.Scott Tallon Walker Architects 15
    • McCann FitzGerald Headquarters Commercial OfficesValue £43MillionClient McCann FitzGerald SolicitorsArea 11,711m2McCann FitzGerald Solicitors have a commitment to providing thehighest quality legal services both in Ireland and abroad. ScottTallon Walker Architects were chosen, following a limited designcompetition, to create a new Headquarters Office building, providingthe best possible working environment capable of respondingto the immediate and future needs of a dynamic corporate legalpractice.The highly glazed twin-wall façade allows maximum natural light intothe generous work areas. This ‘smart –skin’ responds automaticallyto changes in imposed thermal loads providing thermal protectionand solar control, helping the building cope with Ireland’s everchanging weather and light conditions. This façade automation,together with the building’s sophisticated mechanical systems,reduces raw energy demand and creates a consistently comfortableand regulated working environment ensuring that the building is ashow case for sustainable design in Ireland.16 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
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    • Commissioners of Irish Lights Headquarters Commercial OfficesValue £18 MillionClient Commissioners of Irish LightsArea 5,500m2The client is a statutory government body operating and maintainingthe most technologically advanced Aids to Navigation around thecoastline. A conscious decision was made at an early stage to designa landmark modern structure, reflecting the ethos of the client, andalso to provide a counterpoint to the various historic structuresnearby, themselves prominent landmark buildings.The enclosing façade is a sophisticated glazed twin-wall system,maximising natural light, panoramic views both out from, and into, thebuilding and yet providing sustainable environmental control over theinternal office space. A distinctive central lantern provides abundantnatural light into the building’s core and the photovoltaic panels thatskirt the recessed second floor level, nod politely, to the highly evolvedfunctional navigational aids that the client is responsible for.18 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
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    • Department of the Environment Offices Commercial OfficesValue £13.7 MillionClient Department of the EnvironmentArea 6585m2The architectural concept for the Department of the Environmentis a simple one, a sustainable building for the twenty first centuryusing two curved and sliding interlocked building forms to createa sheltering and protective image while cutting into the hillside tointegrate with its gently sloping green field site.The building uses a wood chip boiler as primary heat source, isnaturally ventilated uses solar water heaters for domestic hot water,has a green sedum roof, green permeable car parking, uses greywater to minimise water consumption and has an exposed eco-cemconcrete slab acting as a heat sink which is cooled at night withautomatic opening high level hopper windows.20 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
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    • Fingal Civic Offices Commercial OfficesValue £36 MillionClient Fingal County CouncilArea 16,377m2The scheme consists of four separate four storey office blocksorganised about a central glazed pedestrian spine. Major verticalcirculation is located in the atrium and serves a system of bridgeslinking the office blocks. The central spine unites the buildings intoone readily identifiable development and also provides a clearlydefined circulation route across the site. The first office block iscurved on plan while the remaining three are rectilinear in form. Thefirst blocks provide accommodation for Fingal County Council. Theremaining two blocks are speculative office units. The buildingsare clad with buff coloured terracotta cladding and grey aluminiumcurtain walling system. Cedar brise-soleil soften the elevations onthe southeast and southwest facades. The building is energy efficientusing passive and active environmental control technology. Windowsare user operable and the office space is naturally ventilated. Amixed mode displacement ventilation system, coupled with a heatexchanger, provides fresh or warm air through the raised floor.Exposed concrete ceiling panels utilise thermal mass cooling toavoid the need for air conditioning.22 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
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    • East Point Business Park Commercial OfficesClient East Point Development GroupArea 137,000m2East Point Business Park is located on the edge of Dublin’sDocklands. The challenges for Scott Tallon Walker included managingthe environmental and landfill gas issues, master planning the 13.75Ha (34 Acre) site as well as designing all of the 34 buildings.The design concept for East Point is one of cost effective, flexibleand well serviced buildings designed as sculptural elements within aheavily landscaped environment. Each building is different in form yetall use the same limited palette of materials - Irish limestone, glassand aluminium. The campus setting, on-site telecom exchange andhard-wired IT backbone all marry to provide the occupants with anenvironment that promotes synergy, interaction and growth.Flat concrete slabs, generous ceiling and floor voids, as well ashigh levels of insulation and solar shading all combine to create anefficient building system. The refined detailing of the bespoke STWdesigned curtain walling system, married with the varying forms ofbrise soleil all create a precision in assembly that reflects the qualityof the companies that now occupy the development. The BritishCouncil for Offices has located events at the park as part of its 1998and 2006 Annual Conferences.24 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
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    • GE Money Commercial OfficesClient GE MoneyArea 2,800m2GE Money wished to develop a building to house their expandingEuropean Customer Services Centre. The building is mainly a callcentre resulting in a heavy cooling load, normally requiring fullair-conditioning. The client had expressed an interest in a low-energybuilding.Scott Tallon walker rose to the challenge by designing on the principleof using the mass of the structure for thermal cooling. Designed onthree levels around a large central garden atrium, the reinforced-concrete frame and precast floor slabs with smooth coffered soffitsforming the ceiling act as the thermal fly wheel.Ventilation is by displacement with heat recovery through an air/airheat exchanger. The building won the Best corporate workplaceaward from the British Council for Offices and the innovation in M&Eservices award from the ACEI for the low energy design strategy.26 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • Tower 42 Remodelling Commercial OfficesLocation 25 Old Broad Street, LondonClient McCann FitzGerald SolicitorsTower 42 (NatWest Tower) was originally home to the NationalWestminster Bank. The building is now multi-tenanted andcomprises Grade A office space over 41 floors and a Michelin Starrestaurant on the 42nd Floor.Scott Tallon Walker Architects were commissioned to provide ahigh quality fit-out and interior design service for McCann FitzGeraldSolicitors on the 38th floor of the building.Offices and Meeting Rooms are located at the floor perimeterensuring maximum use is made of the spectacular views andabundant natural light. Partitions parallel to the façade are doubleglazed with fully glazed doors ensuring light penetration into the innercirculation zone and secretarial workstations. Photocopy, storageand server rooms are located in the inner zone, adjacent to thebuilding core, where natural light and views are not a priority.Scott Tallon Walker Architects 27
    • Eircom Network Management Centre Commercial OfficesClient EircomArea 3,700m2The building is the nerve centre from which Ireland’s entiretelecommunications network is monitored. The Network ManagementCentre allows network availability to be matched to demand, whileat the same time ensuring speedy identification and resolutionof network problems. In the design of the building, the networkoperations centre and the technical support offices are expressedas two distinct elements, and are linked by a glazed reception hall.A 30m high telecommunications mast on a landscaped mound,punctuates the resulting T-shaped plan.The network operations centre forms the north leg of the T-plan.Enclosed by granite walls, it is virtually windowless for securityreasons. This space is the hub of the network. It is manned aroundthe clock, and air-conditioned for comfort. A restaurant is locatedat ground floor under the network operations centre, and a visitors’gallery/demonstration area overlooks the centre. The technicalsupport offices in the other leg are open-plan and naturally ventilated.The south façade is fully glazed, and is shaded by brise-soleil and acolonnade. Six service towers act as ‘buffers’ between the motorwayand the technical support offices.The building is energy-efficient, using innovative passive and activeenvironmental control technology. Windows are openable, and theinterior planted garden atria create a stack effect which channelswarm air out of the building. A mixed-mode displacement ventilationsystem, coupled with a heat exchanger, provides fresh or warmair through the raised floor. Exposed concrete ceiling panels utilisethermal-mass cooling to avoid the need for air conditioning.28 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • Millennium Park Commercial OfficesClient BandenberryArea 15,200m2Set in a parkland overlooking the Grand Canal the brief called for15,200m2 of office space in 6 blocks ranging in size from 3,880m2 to1,860m2. Each block is designed to accommodate a single tenantbut can be easily subdivided to suit multiple occupancy.The buildings are arranged to create an architectural vista and ‘gate’between 3 storey high granite walls leading from the entrance sidewith carparking and access roads to the landscaped canalsidearea.The buildings are clad in granite and aluminium curtain wallingpurpose designed by Scott Tallon Walker.Scott Tallon Walker Architects 29
    • Civic Offices Commercial OfficesClient Dublin City CouncilArea 20,000m2Dublin City Council held an international architectural competitionto complete their headquarters at Wood Quay. The existence of thephase 1 buildings, completed in 1986, together with the remainingarchaeological artifacts on the site, made this a complex andchallenging brief.Although the new building has a totally different character from theoriginal towers, it shares some of their architectural features – thesheer granite cladding without mouldings, the prismatic geometry,and the horizontal strip windows. Rather than turning its back on thetowers, the new building steps up towards them, and stretches outa large wing that fills the space between them. The existing towersare linked by a glazed atrium.30 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • West Pier Office Development Commercial OfficesClient Cosgrave BrothersArea 13,000m2The project at West Pier is located on an unusual site, to the north ithas stunning views of Dublin Bay and to the south a steep 15-20mhigh escarpment bounded the site, so effectively is was at the baseof a cliff.The design maximised the potential of the site providing naturallyventilated car parking under a roof garden at the base of the cliff,reducing its dominance over the site while giving optimum views andorientation to the 12,000m2 of commercial offices provided in threeindividual but connected blocks.A natural limestone faced precast concrete panel was usedthroughout with stone curved to make the characteristic roundedform of the front of the buildings. The gables and other in-situelements were clad in the same stone, but hand fixed.Scott Tallon Walker Architects 31
    • BSkyB New Contact Centre Commercial OfficesClient BSkyBArea 3,350m2The development comprised the full “Cat A” and Cat B” fitout to oneand a half floors of the recently complete Burlington Plaza, Block 1Building for BSkyB, Burlington Road, Dublin 4, which involved theestablishment of a call centre including the partial relocation of theirexisting Dublin business units into the building spread over the twolevels with options on expansion to floors above and below.The facility has been designed to accommodate a 330 workstationcall centre with support staff in an open office environment, anumber of cellular offices, a training centre, a restaurant and generalrecreational breakout tea stations area on each floor. The facilitywhich operates between 7am to 11pm is manned on a flexitimeshift basis and employs over 800 staff.The total gross floor area of the BSkyB facility is 45,000ft2. Averageoccupancy density including meeting, training and restaurant – 6m2per person.32 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • Xerox Project Global Offices Commercial Mixed UseClient Xerox The Document CompanyArea 12,000m2The complex of three new office buildings and the completerenovation and extension of the existing Claris building at Ballycoolinwhile in use has generated a facility to accommodate approximately1700 staff for Xerox Europe against a very demanding budget andprogramme of occupation.The three new atrium buildings are stepped in plan and section tomaximise daylight and views. They can each operate on a stand-alone basis but are linked at first floor level to the centre building,which contains the main entrance, canteen and other shared facilities.They are designed for dense occupation using motorised windowsfor natural ventilation and an exposed concrete slab as a heat sink.Back-up ventilation is available through the raised floor and coolingfrom a chilled ceiling installation, making it a uniquely sustainablecombination of natural ventilation and air conditioning.Xerox Project Global Ballycoolin Innovation - Research &Development: • Use of advanced themal modelling of building air dynamics. • Stack effect ventilation. • Large chilled ceiling design. • Use of themal mass of RC structure. • Use of automatic motorised windows. • Sun shading. • Post tensioned concrete flat slab design.Scott Tallon Walker Architects 33
    • Bank of New York Mellon Commercial OfficesLocations Cork & Dublin - Ireland Harbour Exchange, Canary Wharf, South Quay Plaza, Mastmaker Court - London, UkClient Bank of New York MellonThe Bank of New York Mellon Regional Offices, Cork, occupiesboth floors of a new development located a short distance fromCork’s new airport terminal. The building was selected following adue diligence process carried out in conjunction with the client on anumber of potential properties in the area. The site has commandingviews of Cork City and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.The fit out was carried out in two phases, beginning with the mainReception area, executive meeting rooms, open plan and cellularoffice space. The second phase followed with the completion ofthe open plan and cellular office space, meeting rooms, mainComms room and a staff restaurant. All aspects of the fit out wereconsidered from the selection of furniture to the artwork, which wassourced from a local collective.The Bank of New York Mellon Regional Headquarters, Dublin, officefit-out project occupies five floors of a new developer’s shell buildingon the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin.34 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • Arthur Street Offices - Belfast, BT1, UK Commercial OfficesClient Michael KellyArea 1935m2The site is in a tight urban environment in central Belfast, with listedbuildings to the west and north. The aim of the design was to providea modern building to stand alongside the listed Trustee Savings Bankand the State Building.Arthur House, with its distinctive white steel-framed structure andfourth-floor pergola, is a dramatic contrast in style, colour andmaterials to its listed brick, terracotta and stone neighbours. Italso anticipates the scale and architecture of the proposed ErskineHouse on the adjoining site, and it steps down the scale from thenew building to the State Building. The pergola provides a brightroof terrace, accessed from the building’s fourth floor, with dramaticviews across the city.The structure is entirely steel frame, with pre-cast concrete staircasesset within the structural frame. The structural grid was dictated bythe locations of the original pile foundations, as these were reusedwithin the new scheme.Scott Tallon Walker Architects 35
    • Point Village District Centre Commercial Mixed UseValue £212 MillionClient Crosbie PropertyArea 120,000m2Point Village is located on a 3.5 hectare site at the most easterlypart of the Dublin Docklands development. The name is taken fromthe Point Theatre which occupies a 19th century train terminus onthe site.The scheme is designed around a major new public square, PointSquare, which is bounded by a shopping and leisure complex, thereconfigured Point Theatre and the landmark 130 metre high tower.It includes a District Centre (with shops, cafes and bars), a multiplexcinema, 250 bedroom hotel, 10,000m2 of offices and a shoppingcentre. A core urban ‘place making’ element includes a terminus ofthe extended Dublin tram system (the LUAS). This District Centre,fronting onto Point Square, is designed that the boutique shops,cafes and bars will animate the square.36 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
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    • Lapp’s Quay Development Commercial Mixed UseValue £51.5 MillionClient Howard Holdings PLCArea 10,000m2The 191-bedroom, four-star Clarion hotel occupies the westernblock. Inside the hotel a generous atrium space provides openaccess to hotel facilities and overhead suspends an array ofsculptures. A glazed bridge lightly spans across Anderson Streetlinking the hotel to a popular conference centre.The 6,900m2 six-storey City Quarter Office building, comprises ofground floor bars and restaurants providing daylong vibrancy to theboardwalk with flagship offices overhead. A two-level basementaccommodates the hotel’s leisure centre, underground car-parking,and numerous back-of-house facilities.The pedestrian timber boardwalk is delicately cantilevered from thereinstated stone quay wall though the use of a carefully detailedand refined steel framework. This reclaimed landscaped publicrealm features ‘Reed pod’ a site specific major public sculpture, twoglazed café kiosks, fabric canopies and glass lifts to the basementbelow. This creative ‘place-making’ at City Quarter is recognized bynumerous architectural awards.38 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
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    • Hospitality
    • Hospitality - Introduction HospitalityHotel and leisure projects provide the opportunity to combine ourskills in architecture and urban design with our extensive experiencein providing innovative interior designs.Each building design is developed in response to the specific natureof the site and to create highly flexible spaces and uplifting interiorsto suit the needs and budgets of our clients within the hospitalityand leisure industry. The specific design of each project is carefullyconsidered in a response that transcends fashion and aims toproduce a hotel experience that will last the test of time.Every scheme is based on sound and experience-driven designprinciples and is developed in close collaboration with the client toalways provide an innovative and bespoke solution, in an alwaysevolving and adaptive industry.Scott Tallon Walker Architects 43
    • Gibson Hotel - Point Village HospitalityValue £56 MillionClient Crosbie PropertyArea 17,800m2The 120,000sq.m Point Village development is located on a 3.5hectare site at the most easterly part of the Dublin Docklandsdevelopment to the north of Dublin’s River Liffey. The scheme isdesigned around a major new public space, Point Square, whcihalso provides the terminus for the extended Luas Red Line. The 3.5storey basement of the scheme with capacity for 850 cars extendsbeneath the Luas terminus, which required particular co-ordinationat construction stage.The 8 storey over triple-basement scheme comprises a DistrictCentre (with shops, cafes and bars), a 6 screen multiplex cinema,252 bedroom hotel, 10,000m2 of offices and 20,000m2 shoppingcentre - one of the largest mixed use schemes ever constructedin Ireland. The triple-height entrance foyer of the hotel features aspectacular curving glazed wall supported by glu-lam beams, whoseelegant and dramatic form belies the extensive design challengesovercome to realise the vision.The Point Village was a finalist at The 2010 World ArchitectureFestival and was Commended in the Sustainability category of the2011 RIAI Awards.The project also included the detailed design of a landmark 130mtall 32 storey residential tower. Construction of this project has sincebeen placed on hold, but the design has addressed and resolvedthe many specific issues encountered with tall buildings.44 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
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    • Clarion Hotel HospitalityValue £11 MillionClient Howard Holdings PLCArea 17,800m2The 191-bedroom 4 star Clarion Hotel, which occupies thewestern block of a €60 million mixed development at Lapp’s Quaydesigned by Scott Tallon Walker Architects. The hotel’s receptionarea is accessed from the high profile entrance on the corner ofLapp’s Quay and Clontarf Street, which was developed to providemaximum visibility through the use of projecting balconies and anentrance canopy. The spaces within the reception area are createdby overlapping screens, creating anticipation prior to entering the 6storey atrium, with its sculptural mobile (created by Pat Scott), thegallery and balconies. The differing moods and characters of theatrium lounge, the restaurant and the bar were created through theuse of bespoke furniture, fittings and lighting, much of which wasdesigned by Scott Tallon Walker. A Bremen blue-grey marble floorruns from the reception into the atrium and restaurant, broken byislands of soft brown carpet, which creates a quiet and understatedbackground. The bedrooms are designed using carefully detailedbespoke white oak furniture and fittings. The colour palette is onceagain predominantly quiet, with splashes of colour introducedthrough large striped scatter cushions.46 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
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    • Sports
    • Sport & Event Design - Introduction SportsScott Tallon Walker, with HOK SVE, won the international competitionfor the design and delivery of the new Aviva Stadium at LansdowneRoad, which was completed in April 2010. The business model forthe new stadium requires its 63,000 sq.m. of internal accommodationto compete with purpose built conferencing and event centres,enabling the broad experience base within Scott Tallon Walkerfrom University facilities, to theatres and hotels through to televisionand radio studios to be applied to the creation of multi use flexiblespaces suitable for creating an efficient backdrop to most eventrequirements.The broad base experience within Scott Tallon Walker, as well as themost recent specific knowledge in sports stadium and conferencecentre design, will enable us to provide clients with the optimumdesign solution.Scott Tallon Walker Architects 51
    • Aviva Stadium - Lansdowne Road SportsValue £207 MillionClient LRSDCArea 63,000m2Lansdowne Road, Dublin is the site of the world’s oldest internationalrugby ground, with the first international matches having been playedthere in 1878. Lansdowne Road has been the traditional home ofIrish Rugby for over 150 years, international football has been playedthere since the 1970’s, with the new stadium being a joint venturebetween the two sporting organisations.In late 2004, Scott Tallon Walker and HOK SVE (Populous) cametogether to enter the international competition to act as architectsfor the creation of a new international stadium for rugby and football,to replace the aging stadium at Lansdowne Road. The bid wassuccessful, and the team was appointed in April 2005.During the design development stage, Scott Tallon Walker workedclosely with both the IRFU (Irish Rugby Football Union) and the FAI(Football Association of Ireland) in developing a scheme that suitedthe requirements of both parties. The players’ facilities can be quitesimilar, the business plans of each organisation and for the stadiumoperator differed. Both organisations have their own requirementsfor their supporters and the experience that they wished to create,and each had a different offering, particularly for corporate guests.In addition, the requirements of the stadium operator had to beincorporated into the designs, to ensure that the stadium, as a venue,competed within the conferencing, catering and event market .52 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • SportsScott Tallon Walker Architects 53
    • College of Sports Science and Physical Activity - King Saud University, Riyadh SportsValue ConfidentialClient Saudi Bin Laden GroupArea 65,000m2Completion Date 2012King Saud University is the largest and most prestigious universityin the Middle East. Established in 1957, the university has currentlyover 60,000 students. In late 2010 Scott Tallon Walker Architectswere appointed architects to design and deliver the new academicbuildings and sports campus, which are part of the ongoingexpansion and upgrading of academic facilities at the university.The College of Sports Science and Physical Activity has two primaryelements – the College Building, to accommodate the academicactivities of the Faculty, and the Sports Campus.The College Building opens off the shaded street that is the mainspine of the college campus. The Sports Campus is on an elevatedsite to the rear connected to the College Building by an enclosedpedestrian bridge. The sports campus includes an arena with 10,000seats for spectators suitable for both athletics, to internationalstandards, as well as acting as the University’s Aula Maxima.Other facilities in the campus include a 50m Olympic standardswimming pool, with separate diving and 25m training pools, hallsto accommodate racquet sports, gymnastics, ball sports andmarshal arts, a dedicated gym facility as well as associated teaching,conditioning and changing rooms.54 Scott Tallon Walker Architects
    • UK Projects - Other Sectors Proton Beam Therapy Centre - University College London HospitalUniversity of Surrey, 5G Centre Proton Beam Therapy Centre - The Christie, ManchesterNational Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen’s Square St. Andrew’s Healthcare, Birmingham Clinical Sterile Services Department, Eastman Dental Hospital, LondonScott Tallon Walker Architects 55
    • Directors Dublin Dr. Ronald Tallon - KSG BArch FRIAI RIBA 19 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland Niall Scott - DipArch FRIAI RIBA (Chairman) Tel: +353 (1) 669 3000 Michael Tallon - BArch FRIAI RIBA (Managing Director) Fax: +353 (1) 661 3300 Peter Dudley - BArch FRIAI RIBA Email: michael.tallon@stwarchitects.com Eoin O’Morain - BArch FRIAI RIBA Bryan Roe - DipArch BArchSc FRIAI RIBA ARBDr. Ronald Tallon Niall Scott Michael Tallon Padraic Halligan - DipArch Tech. MRIAI RIBA ARB David Cahill - DipArch BArchSc ARB DipProjMan Donal Blake - BA (Hons) BArch (Hons) MRIAI RIBA David Flannery - BArch MRIAI Ronan Phelan - BArch MRIAI London Sheila Carney - DipArch BSc MRIAI RIBA ARB 10 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JN, UK Tel: +44 (207) 589 4949Peter Dudley Eoin O’Morain Bryan Roe Fax: +44 (207) 225 1005 Email: eoin.omorain@stwarchitects.comPadraic Halligan David Cahill Donal Blake Riyadh Al Akariyah 2, Olaya Street P.O. Box 34183, Riyadh 11468, Saudi Arabia Tel: +966 (0) 1 419 1992 Email: kevin.bates@stwarchitects.comDavid Flannery Ronan Phelan Sheila Carney56 Scott Tallon Walker Architects