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Unbuilt Ireland

22 November 2011

1936 – Design for St. Ultan’s Hospital, Dublin

Architect: Scott & Good Unbuilt design for St. Ultan’s Hospital on Charlemont Street, Dublin. In the Ireland of the 1930s, there was a keen interest in architecture from the Government ministers of the...

29 November 2009

1938 – Ritz Cinema, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Michael Scott & Associates The original perspective drawings for the Ritz Cinema, include large areas of glazing on the facade as well as between the pilotis on the side elevation, where a...

21 March 2012

1942 – New Capital City for Ireland at Tara

Architect: Daithi Hanly Ailtirí na hAiséirghe were essentially a facist group, fringe even by Irish facist standards, formed in 1942. The party sought to form a totalitarian Irish Christian corporatist state with criminalisation...

04 January 2012

1945 – Proposed Davis Memorial, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Architect: Raymond McGrath Unconstructed design for a memorial for Thomas Davis in St. Stephen’s Green in the centre of Dublin.

09 June 2010

1957 – Dublin Corporation Unbuilt Proposal, Wood Quay, Dublin

Architect: Jones & Kelly The site at Wood Quay had been earmarked as a site for the headquarters of Dublin Corporation since the 1950s. Many schemes had already been proposed including this when...

05 December 2014

1960s – Unbuilt twin for O’Connell Bridge House, Dublin

Architect: Desmond Fitzgerald After O’Connell Bridge House was constructed in 1965 on the eastern side, it was suggested that a twin be built on the site of the Ballast Office on the western...

07 March 2011

1966 – Design for John F. Kennedy Memorial Hall, Dublin

Architect: Raymond McGrath The John F. Kennedy Memorial Hall was intended to be a purpose built concert hall for Dublin. Originally suggested by the Arts Council, the project was initially discussed in April...

25 September 2012

1966 – Office Scheme for Baggot St., Dublin

Architect: Michael Scott and Partners Original speculative scheme for an office development on Lower Baggot St. in Dublin. After the site was cleared and existing residents evicted, with paltry compensation, the developers Hummingbird...

13 November 2014

1968 – Alternate designs for Wood Quay, Dublin

A selection of models from the 1968 competition for proposals for new Corporation office block pn Wood Quay in Dublin. The architects Stephenson Gibney were eventually selected, but their buildings never completed as...