5 GCS - Landlord Shell & Core
The specification and quality of the landlord fit-out of the shell & core areas of the Grand Canal Square Offices set a new standard for offices in the Dublin Docklands. MDO were tasked with developing a palette of materials with broad appeal necessary for the letting market while also creating a signature look specific to the development.
This design involved selecting high quality material, with polished limestone to floors and lift cladding, rich timber and crisp white corian for reception desk. Dramatic grey/green ceramics, richly veined marble and dark timber were selected for surface cladding in bathrooms.
Strong geometric forms that match the building’s architecture were used to create sculptural elements such as the reception desk and the geometric influence followed through into the floor design and details. Fittings selection included waterfall taps in the bathrooms to create memorable features that stick in the minds of prospective tenants