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Hawkins House – sustainable reuse strategy

With all the recent debate about knocking down this well loathed building in Dublin’s City centre, let’s look at what it could become by stripping it back and reimagining what it could be. That’s exactly what we did with the final year students of DIT Bolton Street School of Architecture, 4th Year Architectural Technologists in 2014. My idea of creating a new hotel with a large cantilevered restaurant/ bar/ venue was taken on by the students as their thesis.

The existing cladding was replaced with porthole style cladding, new annex rooms, a ground floor shopping/ retail lobby bringing life in to the area, topped by a sundowner cantilevered top floor lounge overlooking the Liffey and Trinity College….make mine a martini!