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Unbuilt Ireland

12 February 2014

1920s – Design for Stormont, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Sir Arnold Thornely After the partition of Ireland with the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, plans for a large domed building with two subsidiary side buildings, housing all three branches of government...

19 December 2011

1922 – Abercrombie Proposal for National Cathedral, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly In 1916 the Civics Institute of Ireland held a competition for suggestions and designs for the city planning of Dublin. The winner was Patrick Abercrombie of...

02 April 2013

1922 – Custom House Circus, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly In 1916 the Civics Institute of Ireland held a competition for suggestions and designs for the city planning of Dublin of which the judges were Patrick...

02 April 2013

1922 – New Central Square & Railway Station, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly Unrealised scheme to redevelop the markets area of Dublin with a new central station, a Union Station, serving passenger services for all the railway companies of...

01 April 2011

1922 – Proposal for a National Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly A proposal for a new National Theatre at the top of Parnell Square, terminating the vista of O’Connell Street. In 1916 the Civics Institute of Ireland...

02 April 2011

1922 – Urban Flats and Cottages, Townsend St., Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly Sketch design proposal for urban housing to meet the needs of the new nation within a redesigned Dublin.

16 January 2014

1922 – Urban renewal proposal for Cork city

After the city centre of Cork was burned in December 1920, by a fire set by the Black and Tans as retribution for republican attacks, there was a debate on whether to re-build...

21 October 2014

1923 – Proposed Reconstruction of Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Horace T. O’Rourke The rebuilding of Lower Sackville Street was almost complete after the destruction of 1916 when civil war broke out in 1922. The north-eastern side of the street, from Cathedral...

27 September 2010

1934 – Design for Airport, Cork

Unexecuted design from the 1930s for an airport for Cork City. Over the years, a number of sites were considered for both an airport for landplanes and a seaplane base.