The Law Society administers and regulates solicitors within Northern Ireland. Their building, the design of which was awarded to the practice following a competitive interview process, is located on the site of their previous headquarters in central Belfast. The society occupies the upper two levels of the building, with the lower floors laid out as a speculative office space (now fully let).
The floorplates are arranged around a narrow entrance atrium, with asymmetric wings of accommodation either side, to facilitate a range of letting options.
The buildings principle facade to Victoria Street is organised with a primary vertical rhythm, established in a double height screens at ground level and projecting glazed bays above, with a secondary emphasis provided in string courses, cornices and the set back penthouse levels.
The use of white limestone and anodised bronze framing, provides a civic quality to the architecture, appropriate to the building’s prominent location in the city centre.
Law Society for Northern Ireland / Turkington Holdings
Victoria Street, Belfast
Lead Consultant / Architect
Client design with transfer to D&B contractor
Complete Spring 2009