Holiday Inn Express – Gen 4
O’Connell street, Dublin
Our first hotel in the Republic of Ireland has now been completed and has opened to excellent reviews. What was a disused decaying 1970’s office building is now one of Dublin’s most popular and highly rated hotels. This 198 bed hotel is one of the very first of InterContinental Hotel’s Generation 4 Holiday Inn Expresses.
To integrate the new hotel into its context and make a positive presence to this dominant corner site on one of Dublin’s most iconic streets we re-clad the existing façade with a granite rainscreen system, echoing the existing historic materiality in this location.
The existing glazing has been replaced with a high quality curtain wall glazing system , articulated by breaking up the large areas of glazing into smaller elements to be more reflective of the scale of the street. The window reveals have been highlighted with white frames, referencing the prominent reveals of the local Georgian architecture and reinforcing a verticality on the building, which was previously lacking.