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October 1, 2007

New Liberty Hall shortlist

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A shortlist of six architects firms has been drawn up to design a replacement for Liberty Hall in the centre of Dublin. The winning candidate will be chosen at the end of this month after 34 architects firms expressed an interest in the project. Last year Siptu announced that it wants to replace its headquarters, which was once the highest building in Ireland. The building brief for the plan envisages a tower which will double the floor space from about 5,500 square metres to 11,000 square metres. That target could be achieved by building slightly higher than the present 16 stories while also building out. The current Liberty Hall takes up only 40 per cent of the footprint of the site. There are plans for an auditorium, a sky deck cafe and a union heritage centre.

The Irish Times

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