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Architecture of Leinster

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...

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...

04 February 2010

1979 – Agriculture Block, University College Dublin, Co. Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker A strong muscular almost brutalist facade treatment gives the Agriculture building a stern and forbidding appearance.

30 June 2014

1979 – Design for Taoiseach’s Residence, Dublin

Architect: OMA Design submitted to architectural competition for an Official residence of the Irish Prime Minister. It was intended to build a Taoiseach’s official residence and State guest house on the site of...

01 April 2010

1979 – Marks & Spencer, Mary Street, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Grim department store with equally grim frontage onto nearby Liffey and Abbey Streets. Terrible commercial infill.