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2014
Sharq Crossing, Doha, Qatar

Sharq Crossing is a large infrastructure project in Doha Qatar scheduled to be completed in anticipation of the Qatar World Cup in 2022. The project consists of a series of bridges and tunnels in the bay of Doha which will link Hamad International Airport and Katara cultural village and the west bay financial district. BDA have been assisting Santiago Calatrava in development of the tunnel and building cladding, glazing and shading devices.

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Facebook, Dublin, Ireland

Facebook have recently occupied No. 4 Grand Canal Square. The fit out was carried out by Michael Collins Associates who BDA assisted in the design of Timber Portals which inset into the existing glass façade. The Timber Portals consist of steel bracketry and Douglas fir plywood.

  Facebook, Dublin Facebook, Dublinn  
 


Providence Tower, Providence Wharf, London

Providence Tower construction is underway with a large portion of the unitised façade system is installed.

  Providence Tower, London  
 


Grifols Pharmaceuticals, Dublin, Ireland

Grifols Pharmaceuticals new headquarters at Grange Castle Business Park nearing completion. The majority of the glazing elements are complete with the fibre cement cladding panels remaining as part of the installation.


New Appointments

BDA has recently been appointed as facade consultants on the One Nine Elms project in London, UK by Wanda One.

 

 

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2013
Providence Tower, Providence Wharf, London

BDA have been appointed by Balfour Beatty for the new 43 storey residential tower in new Providence Wharf, London. The tower, designed by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill will be the final building of the Providence Wharf Estate. Construction has started.

     
 


Facebook, Dublin

BDA have been appointed for internal glazing fitout design in Facebook’s new Dublin offices.

     
 


Marker Hotel, Dublin

The Rooftop Lounge at the Marker Hotel was opened in June 2013 with a bespoke glazing system offering panoramic views of Dublin City. BDA assisted in the design and delivery of this spectacular venue.

     
 


Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, Antarctica

January 2013 saw the launch of the Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica. BDA assisted in the development of the insulated panels which comprise of PIR insulation and fibre reinforced polymer. The modular construction will allow the continuing of research on global change at the site where the hole in the ozone was originally discovered.

 

 

     
 

2012
Sean Billings 1942 - 2012

Sean Billings passed away at 12.10am on 10 July 2012. He was surrounded by his family and was very comfortable. We thank all the wonderful staff at the Blackrock Hospice in Dublin for their amazing work.

 

 

  Sean Billings  
 

2011
Tate Modern, London

BDA have been appointed to provide technical assistance to Herzog & de Meuron and their Design Team on the new extension to the Tate Modern gallery in London. Construction is due to commence soon.

     
 


Digicel Downtown Development, Kingston, Jamaica

The new Digicel development in Jamaica will house their Caribbean headquarters. It will include retail areas and intended to help revive this historic area of Kingston. Designed by de Blacam & Meagher Architects BDA are appointed as the cladding consultants for all façade elements.

     
 


Warsaw Spire, Poland

BDA have recently been appointed by Bakkala for the design development phase of this 50 storey office building in the centre of Warsaw. This toroidal, twisting glazed tower has been designed by Belgian architects, Jaspers - Eyers & Partners and developers Ghelamco.

  Warsaw Spire, Poland  
 


World Trade Centre P.A.T.H. Station Oculus, New York, USA

Santiago Calatrava’s complex steel and glass structure is in the procurement stage. The sliding glass roof for which BDA provided scheme design solutions is currently being tendered.

   
 


Peace Bridge, Calgary, Canada

Santiago Calatrava’s pedestrian & bike bridge will connect Downtown Calgary with the community of Sunnyside over the river Bow, the Peace Bridge is currently being installed.

  Peace Bridge, Calgary  
 


Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica

The British Antarctic survey facility has now been installed on site with all of the blue pods and “BIG RED” moved into position.

   
 


The Charles Institute (UCD), Dublin, Ireland

This state of the art research facility for training in Dermatology and System Biology at the UCD campus is now fully operational, since in April of the year.

  UCD Charlies Institute, Dublin UCD Charlies Institute, Dublin  
 


W Hotel, London, UK

The 5 star W Hotel, London recently opened its doors to paying customers. The high end hotel development was also awarded a prestigious award at the MIPIM 2011 in Cannes.


New Appointments

BDA has been appointed as cladding consultants on the following new projects:

Herzog & de Meuron’s designed TM2, proposed new wing to the TATE Modern, London, UK

BIG Architects, A new National library, Astana, Kazakhstan

Jestico + Whiles, 2-14 Baker Street, Prestige Retail & Commercial Building, London, UK

 

 

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2010
Criminal Courts Complex, Dublin

The Criminal Courts Complex has been completed and is now operational. The building is designed by Henry J Lyons Architects, Dublin. BDA have consulted on all facade elements.

  Criminal Courts Complex, Dublin, completed Criminal Courts Complex, Dublin, completed Criminal Courts Complex, Dublin, completed  
 


Grand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin

The Daniel Libeskind designed Grand Canal Square Theatre & Commercial Buildings have now opened. The BDA role on this project is that of cladding consultants to the Client/Design Team.

  Grand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin Grand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin Grand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin Grand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin  
 


New Appointments

BDA has been appointed as cladding consultants on the following new projects:

The Daniel Libeskind designed Kö-Bogen in Dusseldorf

New ESB Networks HQ building

Bons Secour hospital in Cork
for MOLA

Appointed and complete input on Peace Bridge, Calgary
for Santiago Calatrava

 


Daniel Libeskind designed Kö-Bogen in Dusseldorf.
 
 


25 Year Anniversary for BDA, Dublin

BDA celebrate their 25 year anniversary this year. The company history is available as a high resolution pdf (2.3MB).

 

 

  BDA 25 Year Anniversary  
 

2009
Grand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin

Stainless steel wall cladding and feature glazed lobby wall nearing completion at Daniel Libeskinds Grand Canal Square Theatre & Commercial Buildings. Office cladding to the north block commercial building nearing completion. The BDA role on this project is that of cladding consultants to the Client/Design Team.

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Grand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin
 
 


Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica

One of the blue pods is currently being tested in the Antarctica undergoing various tests. The other pods are currently under construction in South Africa. They will then be shipped over and towed by ski into position.


New Appointments

BDA has been appointed as cladding consultants on the following new projects:

NPRO, St. James’, and Beaumont Hospitals, Dublin
for Murray O’Laoire Architects.

National University of Ireland, Galway
for Anthony Reddy Associates

UCD Science Centre, South and East and Charles Institute, Dublin
for RKD Architects

Montevetro - Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4
for DEGW

Liberty Hall, Dublin
for Gilroy McMahon Architects

Department of Defence, Kildare
for Murray O’Laoire Architects

Quadrant Building, East Wing Castletown House, Belfast
for the OPW

Pier E Dublin Airport, Dublin
for Pascal + Watson Architects

Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Limerick
for Daniel Cordier Architect

Swiss Centre London
for Jestico and Whiles

  Pod sub-structure, Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica Pod end-walls, Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica Pod base ready for assembly, Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica
Component assembly, Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica Component assembly 2, Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica Component assembly 3, Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica
Pod outer skin, Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica A completed pod, Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica
Completed and tented pods, Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica
 
 


New Offices for BDA, Dublin

In early March BDA move to a new suite of offices at The Park in Carrickmines, very convenient to the M50 at Junction 15. Full contact details are available, with directions on how to find the new premises.

     
 

2008
Biosciences TCD, Dublin
BDA has been appointed as cladding consultants on the new Biosciences building in Trinity College, Dublin, for RKD architects.
     
 


La Nuova Universita Bocconi, Milan

BDA congratulate Grafton Architects for their award winning building, La Nuova Universita Bocconi, in Milan. The building won the inaugural World Architecture Award against leading architectural practices including Foster & Partners and Zaha Hadid. BDA consulted on the design of the structural glass entrance glazing and atrium glass shingle construction.

  Laminated glass shingles, Bocconi University, MilanBocconi University, Milan, image courtesy of Grafton ArchitectsBocconi University, Milan, image courtesy of Grafton Architects  
 


Path Station, New York

The new Path Station by Santiago Calatrava as part of the down town design partnership. BDA are appointed to consult on the design for the glazing to 'The Oculus' at Path Station, New York.

  Path Station, New York, image courtesy of Santiago Calatrava  
 


Grand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin

Cladding construction begins at Daniel Libeskinds Grand Canal Square Theatre & Commercial Buildings. The BDA role on this project is that of cladding consultants to the Client/Design Team.

  Grand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin, image courtesy of Architekt Daniel LiberskindGrand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin, prototype developmentGrand Canal Square Theatre, Dublin, prototype development  
 


Chicago Spire, Chicago

Chicago Spire is a 609m tall, residential tower which will be the tallest building in the USA and tallest all-residential tower in the world. BDA have been working with Santiago Calatrava and Perkins & Will on the design of the facade since November 2007. The Design work is virtually complete and the team are waiting for the go-ahead to order the facade.

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Khalifa Bin Zayed, National Stadium, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Arup Sport has appointed BDA as special glazing and cladding consultants on the Abu Dhabi National Football Stadium.

     
 


Nexus Place, London

Nexus Place designed by Sturgis Associates Architects, nears completion for developers Tishman Speyer. The building incorporates bespoke unitized curtain walling.

  Nexus Place, London, corner panels on cantelever slabsNexus Place, London, levels 10 - 13 with bespoke curtain wallingNexus Place, London, traditional unitised curtain wall levels 1-9  
 


Oxford Street, London

Completion of Future Systems Architects 'crystal' facade – BDA provided facade concept design services, for this bespoke unitized curtain wall.

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Criminal Courts Complex, Dublin

Construction is well underway of the Criminal Courts Complex in Dublin. The building is designed by Henry J Lyons Architects, Dublin. BDA have consulted on all facade elements including the 21m high twin skin facades, bronze anodised aluminum rain screen and limestone cladding.

  Criminal Courts Complex, DublinCriminal Courts Complex, Dublin, seven metre tall glass panels installedCriminal Courts Complex, Dublin, facade installation underway  
 


Eircom Head Quarters, Dublin

Practical completion has been reached on the RAUG designed corporate headquarters for Eircom. The buildings envelope mainly consisted of a deep set twin skin construction incorporating a unitised aluminium inner skin and a delicate suspended low-iron glass screen.

  Eircom HQ, Dublin, east and north elevationsEircom HQ, Dublin, internal low iron glass balustradesEircom HQ, Dublin, twin skin facade with timber louvres and motorizes vents  
 


Hopkins House, London

BDA are carrying out a feasibility study for the refurbishment of Sir Michael Hopkins house in Hampstead, London. Sean Billings originally designed and constructed the external skin to the house, while the owner of Aluminium Systems Ltd in 1975.

  Hopkins House, London  
 

     
 

2007
Sean Billings Appointed Honorary Fellow of RIBA

Sean has been appointed an Honorary Fellow of Royal Institute of British Architects for his innovative support for architects and engineers and for pushing the boundaries of both disciplines.  

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  Sean Billings, RIBA Honorary Fellow