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Architecture of Co. Dublin

15 August 2010

1974 – Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates Massive and obtrusive, Agriculture house is a large office block of concrete aggregate panels shoehorned into a tight site on Kildare Street. Replacing several older buildings, there is...

07 July 2010

1974 – College House, Townsend Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Bennett / Henry J. Lyons and Partners One of the ugliest buildings to grace the city centre of Dublin, College House is a grim concrete slab with no redeeming features.

01 April 2013

1975c – ILAC Centre, Moore St., Dublin

Unbuilt proposal for the Moore Street facade of the Irish Life constructed shopping mall known as the ILAC – Irish Life Assurance Company. The properties in the area had been acquired over many...

04 March 2012

1977 – Central Bus Station, Temple Bar, Dublin

Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP In the 1970s, Córas Iompair Éireann, the state transport company, bought up many buildings in central Temple Bar with a view to building a large modern central...

20 January 2010

1978 – Allied Irish Banks Headquarters, Merrion Road, Dublin

Architect: Robinson Keefe Devane A commercial headquarters on a US model with its heavily landscaped grounds, the AIB Bankgroup building was developed on lands belonging to the Royal Dublin Society across the road....

19 February 2010

1978 – Bank of Ireland, Baggot Street, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker The Bank of Ireland in Baggot Street is most notable for two things other than its architecture: the amount or Bronze Manganese used in its construction – a commonly...

23 April 2010

1978 – Clancourt, Mount Street, Dublin

Architect: Austin Murray Grotesquely offensive scheme whose long bland elevations and repetitive detailing do much to deaden Mount Street.

09 June 2010

1978 – Clanwilliam Court, Mount Street, Dublin

Architect: Austin Murray One of the schemes that kick-started the wholesale destruction of Lower Mount Street, Clanwilliam Court is very much a design product of its time. Austin Murray’s design hasn’t aged as...

19 February 2010

1978 – O2 (Formerly Bord na Mona), Baggot Street, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates Designed as the headquarters of Bord Na Mona, and now the head office in Ireland of mobile operator O2. This is a good example of modern architecture in...