d-on architects were asked to redesign the entrance area of Allianz's Irish Headquarters building in Dublin. The existing reception was located in an expansive entrance area and lacked presence. The design strategy adopted ensured that the reception desk was the main attraction when entering the building along with integrated access control barriers and a DDA approved, client review station situated beside the reception desk. The main desk and surrounding structure was designed to conceal office equipment such as printers and computers. A sliding door behind the reception desk allows staff to keep their personal belongings hidden from sight.