[fusion_builder_container backgroundcolor=”no” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”0px” paddingbottom=”0px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”double solid” sep_color=”#444444″ class=”” id=””]GUINNESS DIAGEO[/fusion_title][fusion_text]guinness-st-1[/fusion_text][fusion_separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”20″ bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””/][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_title size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”double solid” sep_color=”#444444″ class=”” id=””]PROJECT DETAILS[/fusion_title][fusion_text]The original Guinness Storehouse, a grid structure of overlapping girders rising approximately 38 metres to a glazed roof, is believed to be the first major Chicago-style steel-framed, multi-storey building constructed in Europe. Built in 1904, it remained in commercial use until the late 1980s.

In 1999, we began work on the conversion of this listed building, a task that necessitated the use of highly skilled engineering and construction methods. The new facilities, which overlook a vast atrium, were created by cutting out floors and revealing girders, thereby conveying a feeling of massive industrial strength. The atrium is glazed-in to resemble a pint-shaped glass and is topped by a glass roof.
Some artefacts formerly used during the fermentation stage of the brewing process were incorporated into the new structure: these included a giant copper roasting machine and a pair of enormous 150-year-old American Oak vats. The six-floor 15,794 m2 development comprises a visitors centre; centralised archive; training and corporate facilities; a retail store, and three bars: one of these (the Gravity Bar on the sixth floor) is an entirely new, steel-framed circular structure offering panoramic views of Dublin city and county.[/fusion_text][fusion_text]

Project Name Diageo – Project Phoenix
Location Guinness Brewery St. James’s Gate Dublin
Client Diageo
Main Contractor John Sisk & Son Ltd.
Architect RKD Architects
Engineer Arup
Type of Structure Industrial Building
Precast Elements Precast stairs, lift shafts
Start Date November 2012
Completion Date January 2013

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