Airbnb provides an online platform for people looking to list, find and rent lodging where accommodations may be scarce. Since its launch in 2008, the multibillion-dollar US-based company has made its presence in listings in over 34,000 cities and 190 countries in the world. Having established its European HQ at Dublin’s Watermarque building in 2013, significant market growth meant Airbnb soon required addition office accommodation and chose to redevelop a disused warehouse at Hanover Quay in the city’s docklands.
This bespoke Cat B fit-out of 40,000 sq. ft. of new shell and core space for Airbnb is another extension to their EMEA HQ in Dublin. The Reflector building is located adjacent to The Warehouse building and Airbnb now occupy a portion of the ground, first and second floors of this building.
There is also a linking walkway between their existing Warehouse building and the ground floor of the Reflector building.
Axiseng was commissioned by the client to lead the mechanical and electrical services design of the development since they were involved in the previous fit-outs for the Client and are very familiar with their requirements and working methods.
This project comprised of open plan workplace, meeting rooms, micro kitchen, training spaces, printing area, collaboration area, a full catering offering on the ground floor, additional storerooms and staff facilities like lockers and changing rooms. There were substantial base building alterations, which included the installation of a new commercial-grade extract duct external riser, a secured walkway link between Warehouse and Reflector buildings, and the removal of sections of the first and second-floor slabs to form an opening to house the new feature stairs.