Quilligan Architects

Atkinson House, Dublin

About the project: Atkinson House is the last remaining intact Georgian building on New Street in Dublin city centre, and when we were commissioned Dublin City Council to overhaul the building, it was in a very poor state of repair. The conservation of all aspects of this important protected structure were paramount in our approach to the restoration of the building, which focused on reworking the interior to accommodate 12 separate apartments for the long-term homeless.

The project posed significant challenges in how to retain the essential structural fabric and architectural features of the building, while simultaneously inserting new divisions. The plan was designed to make the most of the central stair core of the building, and to orientate each apartment around this, while also ensuring natural daylight. Additionally, the façade and roof were completely restored and cleaned, using best practice conservation skills and specially-sourced original materials and traditional building methods.

  • Client: Dublin City Council
  • Project Value: €650,000
  • Date of completion: 2003
  • Related Links: Dublin City Council

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