The Convention Centre Dublin is the world’s first Carbon neutral convention centre.
The landmark building meets the highest standard of environmental sustainability.
By incorporating Ecocem into the concrete, over 10,500 tonnes of CO2 were saved during the construction of the building. It is a centre for both national and international exhibitions and conferences with a capacity for over 8,000 people.
The building is characterised by its impressive glass frontage that overlooks the River Liffey and houses a 2,000-seat auditorium, 2,000-seat banquet/exhibition hall, another 3,000-seat exhibition hall, and various meeting rooms and back-of-house facilities.
The Convention Centre construction was a joint venture between Treasury Holdings Limited and John Sisk and Sons. These two companies engaged in a Construction Management Partnership as both the design and build contractors.
Works on the centre officially began in 1998 but it wasn’t completed until 2010.
13,000 tonnes of structural steel and 35,000m3 of concrete was used in the construction of this building. 70% Ecocem GGBS was specified for both the deep foundations and the basement of the centre. A high percentage of Ecocem GGBS was used to reduce permeability, increase durability, and reduce the likelihood of thermal cracking.
The most identifiable feature of this building is the lobby and circulation foyers which are enclosed by a magnificent glass atrium. Not only does this make the building immediately distinguishable from the outside, but it also provides wonderful views of the city and the mountains to the south, from the inside of the centre.
One of the most important aspects of the construction of the Convention Centre is its 100-year design life with major replaceable features such as cladding which would have a 40-year life.
BREEAM – “Very Good” Rating.