Located on the bank of the River Liffey in the heart of central Dublin, the Tara Street Station Redevelopment Project incorporates the busiest DART rail station in Ireland, a 16 story office tower, roof top restaurant, and below grade parking and connections to the future subway system. This landmark tower demarcates a major transportation node and mediates between the emerging Docklands to the east, the historic City to the west, Trinity College to the south and the International Finance Center to the north.
Pedestrian access station concourse is provided from Tara Street and Georges Quay through structurally glazed screens and protected by street related canopies. The traveling public pass through the three story concourse, past the restored masonry arches supporting the rail line and emerge onto the of the light filled station platforms.
The tower superstructure rises over the glass clad train shed enclosing both the rail concourse and platform. Oriented towards the docklands and river the shape of the tower is reminiscent of a ships hull, and is sheathed in horizontally expressed sun shading devices. Facing onto the historic City and Trinity College tower facades are clad in granite screens with a cantilevered corner window and a roof top terrace.
Tara Street Station symbolizes the re-integration of public/private development within the context of the historic City.