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Architecture of Cork

06 November 2009

1943 – St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Cork

Architect: Dominic O’Connor Unusual church embedded into the streetscape following existing parapet and street lines. With its cut stone and Hiberno_Romanesque doorway, the church could be easily ignored as a piece of catholic...

05 November 2009

1965 – Cork Opera House, Cork

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker The Opera House replaced an older building on this site that burned down in December 1955. Originally built as the Athenaeum, the older building was developed to house exhibitions...

18 February 2015

1968 – Cork County Hall

Architect: Patrick McSweeney Designed by Patrick McSweeney who was Cork County Architect from 1953 to 1975 and designed numerous buildings in and around Cork City. Cork County Hall, was at the time of...

18 February 2008

1974 – Bantry Library, Co. Cork

Architect: Patrick McSweeney Bantry Library was originally designed in 1962 by the Cork County Council architect Patrick McSweeney. While not an official project of the council at that time, McSweeney’s enthusiasm for the...

27 March 2012

1994 – Cornmarket Bridge, Cork

Architect: Ian Ritchie Architects Winner of architectural competiton to design a new pedestrian bridge- a bridge with canopy. Unbuilt.

05 November 2009

1998 – Crawford Gallery Extension, Cork

Architect: Erick van Egeraat The Crawford Art Gallery occupies a prominent position in the heart of the City of Cork and prior to the new extension was a clever amalgamation of two separate...

05 November 2009

1998 – Gate Cineplex, Cork

Architect: Derek Tynan Associates Part of a larger development of a hostel, cinema and apartment complex designed to revitalise this part of the Cork quays. The cinema announces itself with its corner entrance...

05 November 2009

1999 – Social Housing, Cork, Co. Cork

Architect: Cork City Architects Department Urban infill to provide six terraced houses with car parking spaces designed by Cork City Architects Department. The houses are stepped down a hillside and are visually separated...

26 February 2010

1999 – Unbuilt Cork – Cork County Hall Redevelopment

Architect: de Blacam and Meagher Architects To redevelop Cork County Hall, Ireland’s tallest building, to provide improved and extended accommodation, de Blacam and Meagher’s design was the runner-up in competition.