55 Charlemont is a 6 storey , 5,400 sq m Grade A office development located on the Grand Canal in Dublin. The development which was commissioned by Oakmount, was completed in 2017.
The transparency of the canal facing elevations allow the interior spaces to extend seamlessly to the waters edge, while drawing views of the tree and reed-lined canal deep into the building interior. The buildings glazed surface is dressed by a lattice of horizontal and vertical brise-soleil which temper the solar impact on the south and west facing facades and create a lantern image at night. A lighting pylon provides a pivot point from which the alignment of the canal façade rotates to accentuate the building entrance and shape an angled profile which reflects the form of the nearby canal lock-gates.