The Dean Hotel, Cork
International Architecture Award 2023
The Dean Hotel Cork is a 120-bedroom boutique hotel with rooftop restaurant overlooking Horgan’s Quay and the river Lee to the south. The hotel design is unique in both shape, which allows a transition from the residential context to the north and the new eight and nine storey office buildings along the quay and an elevation treatment with a bespoke black undulating façade developed specially for this landmark building.
Also included in the development is the conservation and reuse of the existing Limestone Carriage Shed to provide 1500 sq.m of retail space. To the west of this the public realm is developed with steps to create easier access from Horgan’s Quay up onto Lower Glanmire Road and further up to St. Luke’s Cross along with an apartment development of 23 units on the restricted site between Lower Glanmire Road and Railway Street.
In 2023 The Dean was named as the only Irish winner at the prestigious International Architecture Awards. Hosted by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the Awards recognise 130 of the best-designed buildings and landscapes from around the world.
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