Riot Games, Project Stryker

Swords, Dublin

Riot Games Inc, one of the world’s largest video game developers & part of Esports production, opened a second Dublin site at the former Wright Venue nightclub in Airside Retail Park, Swords.

With over 50,000 square feet, this former nightclub was transformed into Project Stryker’s European HQ serving as a central broadcasting hub for both regional and global live Esports productions. With Henry J Lyons, as the architects, our design team had a tight timeframe to design & deliver the lighting for this commercial workplace.

Set within a former warehouse building, the objective was to reuse the existing building and materials, reducing carbon footprint of the project and reducing the amount of time spent onsite. towards a sustainable and time-saving approach. The result was a building that keeps its history by retaining the shell, atrium and the existing disco ball while meeting the clients needs of technical and flexible social spaces for their workplace of the future.

Our design team’s challenge was to design and supply very specific mood lighting, creating shadows and pockets of light throughout their space.

The main feature was for a flexible lighting system where we utilised a 3-phase track system in the circulation spaces and opted for linear pendants over the work stations. These linear profiles allowed for a bold design but also illuminated & defined the main task surfaces within the space. By allowing track in the circulation spaces, this gives the client the possibility to move lighting, without an electrician, making it practical as the luminaires simply click out of the track and can be popped back in anywhere along the same track.

LED lighting was used throughout helping reduce the overall energy consumption when occupied. The high efficiency of LED and a specific use of the correct optics ensured illumination directly where it was required. Allowing for a full DALI controllable lighting package also ensures lighting is set to the correct levels of output therefore saving more energy and prolonging the life time of each luminaire

Karizma Luce & Light4U were utilised for the circulation lighting on this project. The main office task lighting was LED Luks ILO50 pendant profiles.

Fit Out Awards 2022 – Project of the Year Large Office

Project Details
ClientRiot Games, Global Esports
ArchitectHenry J Lyons
EngineersAxis Engineering
ContractorDMG Engineering