Overlooking the River Liffey in Dublin, an impressive 23,800 sqft penthouse is the new headquarters for CDB Aviation, a global platform that owns, leases and manages commercial aircraft. 

The re-design of the building was carried out by Henry J Lyons, one of Ireland’s leading architectural practices, and the team were tasked with creating a balanced and professional office space, with a continuous flow. The design reflects the vision of the business, whilst also incorporating the incredible views that surround the building.  

The penthouse office houses a generous and spacious reception area

Embracing the iconic positioning of the building, the design team created a spacious and open reception and lounge, inviting staff and visitors alike in, and connecting them to the exterior views.

Housing an executive lounge, meeting rooms, collaboration and breakout areas, cellular offices, open plan desking, a canteen/auditorium and changing rooms, the design pays homage to aviation with the aerofoil profile of the ceiling timber and aircraft-like walnut arches throughout the space.

Stephanie O’Sullivan, Architect at Henry J Lyons, commented: “We wanted to create a harmonious working environment that connected to the exterior views. As this is the first purpose-built headquarters for CDB Aviation, it was important that its ethos was reflected in the design.” 

The warm, neutral terrazzo tiles contribute to the general feeling of calmness

Solus supplied Namib tiles from its Terrazzo range to be used within the design. The warm grey tones and subtle textures of the tiles perfectly complement the neutral background and contribute to the calm continuity of the penthouse. 

Continuing, Stephanie explained: “It was important that the tiles were carefully chosen, to ensure they fit with the overall aesthetic of the office. We selected Solus’ Terrazzo range as it offered a hard-wearing and practical surface, whilst also complementing the warm and subtle tones of the office.”



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