Building of the Year- Commercial, Building & Architect of the Year Awards 2021
Highly commended, 38th annual Irish Concrete Society awards 2019
A new Visual Control Tower (VCT) was construction at Dublin Airport to handle the continual increases in traffic volumes.
The 86.9m tall tower is Ireland’s tallest building and comprises of a 17 storey shaft with a control room sitting on top.
The tower is triangular in plan to account for the three modes of vertical circulation from bottom to top: two lifts and a single escape stairway.
To ensure the tower’s shaft has an elegant modern appearance a construction method that had no cold joints and an excellent surface finish was required. To do this a continuous 24/7 pour of concrete was utilised. Roadstone supplied Slipform concrete mixes for this purpose.