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SEFAR® Architecture Interior Fabric Optimizes Light and Sound For PricewaterhouseCoopers Dublin
New Facility on the Prominent Spencer Dock Houses 2,000 Employees
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The office was built to house 2,000 employees, and is located at the high-profile Spencer Dock complex in Dublin. Comprising over 20 hectares of land along Dublin’s Liffey Quays, Spencer Dock is the most ambitious urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Ireland. It includes a convention centre along with residential, commercial and retail properties. PricewaterhouseCoopers is the first major tenant to relocate to Spencer Dock, occupying a 230,000 square foot, 7 storey landmark building.
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Functionally, the PVDF fabric filters both natural and artificial light while balancing acoustics – ultimately optimizing the working area for employees below. A multi-stage creative process was set in motion to address the atrium’s specific photometric and acoustic issues, and SEFAR Architecture’
The IA-80-CL fabric provides 80% light transmission, high light diffusion with minimal color shift, and is sound-absorbing. It is also UV-resistant, dirt repellent, does not allow moisture absorption, and is low in weight per square meter. Ultimately, all of the fabric’s optimized technical specifications, in addition to its look, make it one of the most versatile interior design materials available.
"We love using our interior fabrics not only in creative, but in smart ways,” says Peter Katcha, Director of North American Sales for SEFAR Architecture. “The PricewaterhouseCoopers atrium not only allowed the project team to be creative with our material, but showed that it was a responsible choice as well."
Ideal for use in museums, lobbies, showrooms and offices, SEFAR Architecture’
The PricewaterhouseCoopers Dublin head office project was completed in 2008. Members of the project team include architect Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Dublin, Ireland, architect Mullally Leonard Partnership, Dublin, Ireland, engineer STRUCTURELAB GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany and lighting planner/engineer Herbert Waldmann GmbH & Co. KG, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.
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