Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is a 2,111-capacity theatre in Dublin, Ireland which opened on 18 March 2010. Designed by Daniel Libeskind of New York and RHWL Architects of London, it is located in the Grand Canal Dock area and the concept of the theatre was created by Mike Adamson of Live Nation and the Docklands Development Authority as a touring theatre for Ballet, Opera, Musicals and Concerts.

We completed the mechanical installation services on this 2,000 seat theatre designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.   The total floor area was 10, 882 sqm.  The building services were designed and constructed to comply with the stringent acoustic criteria, achieving better that the design requirements of NR20 in the Auditorium and NR25 on the stage and in technical rooms.

The extensive services coordination took a number of months with intricate floor plans and ceiling layouts causing difficulty. The main plant items located in the roof space were acoustically isolated from the slabs to ensure no vibrations or noise travelling through the building structure. The large Air Handling Units and ductwork were designed for low velocity reducing air noises travelling within the duct work. All of the ventilation equipment had to be approved by the Acoustic Consultant.

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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre


21 Months