In a perfect world a design should evolve in the context of buildability in order to optimise spaces, technology and achieve the objectives of the occupiers and clients. The refurbishment of The American Chamber of commerce at 6 Wilton Place, Dublin 2 was a Design & Construct project that provided this perfect world. Barbara, who heads up our Turnkey Department, has qualifications in design and years’ experience of Project Management at the coalface. Her aesthetic instincts are ingenious; her experience allows her to calculate risk; and her quiet experience helps to format the clients’ goals.
Maintaining the character and Georgian features of the building was a key deliverable when reforming it and upgrading the technology. We took inspiration from the historical building itself, incorporated contemporary trends and the colours within the new company logo. We focused on the gold within the logo to continue the antique and vintage yet quirky theme throughout the project.
We were faced with obstacles when carrying out the comprehensive revamp in an occupied building such as relining walls and levelling floors so in order to minimise disruption, we carried out the project in two phases. During the holiday period of the summer we completed the main body of the disruptive construction works to minimise impact on occupiers. Modular height-adjustable furniture was installed which allowed flexibility for the staff.
mac-interiors are proud to have worked on this project, and to continue our relationships with the Chamber, and offer a perfect showcase for our work for our American investors that pass through the building.