Architecture studio Urban Agency is extending an existing mill building in Dublin, Ireland, to create the 50-meters-high Dock Mill, which will be one of the tallest timber buildings in Europe.
The building will house office spaces in the new timber tower, while the existing mill will be home to apartments. Its double-height top storey will have a winter garden with tall trees and plants.
A double-skin glass facade is designed to wrap the timber structure of the new extension, which the studio envisions as a "modern take on the glasshouse".
Construction of Dock Mill is estimated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, with completion projected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2022, It will be the second-largest timber building in Europe when completed.