14 Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire  
Architect: Edmondson Architects
Engineer: Doherty Finnegan Kelly Structural Engineers
The shape of the nose prow is often mistaken as a nautical reference to the maritime location of Dun Laoghaire, in truth it derived from the triangular shape of the site. The ratio of building footprint to site area was to the nearest part of equal requiring a laterally thinking construction process and this was achieved by Burns Construction through detailed planning of programs and sequencing of the works required. The superstructure formwork, lying behind the pretty architectural stone façade, forming the shape of the nose required an individual design process and was specifically crafted off site to exacting tolerances. Each individual granite slab forming the outer skin was exhaustively sourced abroad and was designed, selected shaped and coded for assembly on site. In granting Planning Permission for the project, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council stated: “The proposed development is a refined architectural statement which is appropriate at this location”.