The EXO, Shay Cleary Architects - A Short Film by Jamie Hackett Filmmaking
The short film explores the genesis of the scheme and the nature of its design response to this city docklands location.
Its relationship to the adjacent 3Arena Venue as a key generator of the design proposals, as well as its importance as an urban marker within the wider city context are explored in the the film, which also features additional night time drone photography by Magnaparte.
The landmark EXO building by Shay Cleary Architects is the tallest commercial office building in Ireland. A unique engineering challenge, the building features a distinctive and highly innovative external exo-skeleton which forms the main structure, leaving a predominantly column free floor plate and referencing the iconic blue gantries of the Dublin docklands. The building features an extensive 1,000m2 landscaped roof garden to which all tenants have access.
Its pristine form responds to its unique location adjacent to the 3Arena, extending the public realm at ground floor under and around the structure. A highly sustainable commercial development, it was the first building project in Europe to achieve LEED V3 Platinum certification ahead of practical completion.
As an iconic piece of contemporary commercial architecture and the tallest commercial building in Ireland, the building has already become a new urban marker in the developing Dublin docklands area.