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#PortCentreTours – Open House Dublin is to feature the Port Centre, the headquarters of Dublin Port Company next weekend with public tours on Saturday 18 October (11.00am – 5.00pm) and Sunday 19 October (12.00pm – 5.00pm).

The Port Centre designed by Architects Niall Scott, Scott Tallon Walker is among over 100 tours, events and workshops during Open House Dublin (incl. Friday 17 October) organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation.

All events are free and most available on a first-come basis as will be the case of the Port Centre. The building was commissioned by DPC's predecessor, the Dublin Port and Docks Board (DP&DB) which intended the building with a strong visual presence in the port.

The six-storey building dating from 1981 sits on a raised podium with the top floor dedicated to plant and ancillary accommodation, while four floors provide office space with spectacular views over the city.

At the time of construction the Board undertook extensive consultation on modern office configurations and the building was designed to embrace change and innovation. The structure is expressed externally in pre-cast concrete columns and beams.

Last tour of the Port Centre is 30 minutes prior to closing. Tours based on a first-come basis, so just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.

Location: Alexandra Road East Wall, (approximately mid-way) between the East-Link Bridge and Port Tunnel.

Public Transport: Dublin Bus Routes: 53/151 to East Wall Road or take the LUAS (Red Line) to The Point (terminus) noting city centre stops at Connolly Station and Busaras.

As previously reported, tours of the Commissioners of Irish Lights Headquarters in Dun Laoghaire Harbour are on Sunday 19 October.

Published in Dublin Port

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