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Landmark Tower / U2 Studio
Dublin, Ireland

The building is designed to be read at different scales, a possibility inherent in the site conditions.

Close-up, the scale of the base is dominant; at middle distance, the entire building form registers as a whole; from afar, the silhouette acts as a marker on the city skyline.

Program elements are distributed to take advantage of the multifaceted nature of the site: the restaurant is oriented towards the park and locks, the club is positioned to hover above the surrounding street scene, and the tower floors offer unobstructed perimeter views. The special spaces at the top of the tower are designed to exploit the full potential of the panorama.