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Architecture of Leinster

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.

30 June 2014

1979 – Unbuilt Design for Taoiseach’s Residence, Dublin

Architect: Zaha Hadid 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...

17 February 2010

1980 – Central Bank of Ireland, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates Another one of Sam Stephenson’s buildings that was to attract a lot of criticism both for its height and original roofline (in contravention of the Planning Permission) and...

18 February 2010

1980 – Commercial Buildings, Dame Street, Dublin

Rebuilt at a 90 degree angle after the original was demolished to make way for the Central Bank development. Originally the building crossed the pedestrian walkway to Crown Alley, what is now the...

23 September 2010

1980 – Irish Life Centre, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: Robinson Keefe Devane A large development on the old Brooks Thomas yards consisting of blocks of various heights around courtyards both at streetlevel and raised. All the blocks have copper clad mansard...

07 April 2010

1980 – Jim Larkin Statue, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Sculptor: Oisin Kelly Facing Clery’s, Jim Larkin (1874-1947) is remembered on Dublin’s main thoroughfare for his dedication to worker’s rights. In 1909 Jim Larkin founded the Irish Transport & General Worker’s Union catering...


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