The Frame, 74-75 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
The team at RA+U have been developing a contemporary office building to be located at the pivotal junction of Lower Baggot Street and the Grand Canal. The scheme will provide a high-quality contemporary office building with a cafe/restaurant at ground floor level.
The main entrance to the building (on the corner of Baggot St. and Wilton Terrace) is a dramatic 2 storey clear height entrance atrium which will act as entrance and exhibition/gallery space for the client’s extensive art collection.
The height, scale and massing of the proposed building mirrors that of the surrounding buildings, fitting into the urban context of the site. The massing of the building has been broken down by high quality stone and alabaster panels arranged to present a varying design to each façade. The building has been designed to clearly define the importance of the site. Through scale, mass and material quality the building identifies a gateway entrance to the heart of the city centre. The elevation punched with deep recess windows pay homage to the traditional deep rendered reveals of the adjacent Georgian architecture and the random rhythm of the windows is intended as a modern interpretation of a Georgian streetscape.
The proposed building design will present a coherent building line to both Baggot Street and Wilton Terrace, culminating in a resolved “Bookend” focal point at the corner to both streets whilst taking cues from the proportions found in the adjacent Georgian architecture.