Half Moon




11,000 sq.m.


Cork City

Project details:

A powerful new urban statement for Half Moon Street has been created through this curved development which provides a vibrant focus as viewed from St. Patrick Street & along the north channel of the River Lee. The 11,000 sq.m+ development consists of three stories of high- end retail over a basement retail unit, with office space at third & fourth floor level.

Central to the design philosophy is the restrained palette of high quality materials & clean roofline, which accentuates and reinforces the sinuous form of the development. The high-performance glazing is further emphasised by vertical fins, creating a building that serves as a dynamic and modern antithesis to the adjoining historical building stock.
The development offers itself as a unique elevated platform, where users can gain panoramic views across the city. Old and new are brought together at the junction of Paul St & Half Moon St (gateway to the city’s Huguenot Quarter) by way of a commissioned bronze art installation on the building’s façade, creating further visual interest at pedestrian level. A sustainable and secure future for the protected structure at No. 16 Lavitt’s Quay has been achieved through its careful restoration and integration into the overall development.