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Unbuilt Ireland

28 May 2011

2004 – Spa Hotel Resort, Ticknock, Co. Dublin

A proposal for a 274-guest bedroom and 110 suites complex on a 55-acre site in Ticknock, Sandyford.Bizarrely an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) submitted as part of the proposal stated that “The impact on...

28 May 2015

2005 – Aer Lingus Headquarters, Dublin Airport

Architect: Henry J. Lyons & Partners Proposal for an office development at Dublin Airport designed to be a headquarters for Aer Lingus. The scheme was to incorporate a162,000 sq. m. development with 3,850...

21 November 2012

2005 – The Watchtower, The Point, North Wall Quay, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Started, with basement and foundation later filled in, with a view to restarting construction at a later date.

26 February 2010

2005 – Unbuilt Antrim – Giants Causeway Visitor Centre

Architects: Verstas Architects The Visitor Facilities Building is situated on the route to the Giant’s Causeway, as the last outpost before the destination. The development site is located at the point where the...

26 February 2010

2005 – Unbuilt Antrim – Giants Causeway Visitor Centre

Architects: HBK Architects with Alan Farrelly RESTORATION OF LANDSCAPE Continuity of the coast line is restored with excavated material & imported earth to reinstate the ridge currently broken by the siting of the...

02 March 2010

2005 – Unbuilt Antrim – Giants Causeway Visitor Centre

Architect: NJBA A+U

02 March 2010

2005 – Unbuilt Antrim – Giants Causeway Visitor Centre

Architects: The PostPop Architects This is a project for a visitors centre in a magnificent natural landscape on the sea. A number of linked buildings – mostly single storey – are a better...

14 July 2014

2005 – Unbuilt Royal Dublin Hotel, Dublin

Architect: Ashlin Coleman Unbuilt proposal by Ashlin Coleman to replace the Royal Dublin Hotel on O’Connell Street with a more modern and upmarket hotel. The hotel was demolished but this was never constructed.

28 November 2013

2006 – ‘Suas’, Dublin

Hair-brained idea for an “iconic” tourist attraction that would run from Dublin’s Docklands west to Heuston Station – destroying views of some of Gandon’s iconic Dublin works. Developer Barry Boland first unveiled his...