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Unbuilt Ireland

25 February 2012

2000 – Dunloe Ewart Tower, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

Architect: O’Muire Smyth A prosposal for a landmark site at the end of Sir John Rogerson’s Quay which would have been 92 metres high. Developers Dunloe Ewart secured planning permission in 2000 for...

19 February 2012

2006 – Greystones New Quarter, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Foster + Partners The concept masterplan for a mixed-use development at Greystones New Quarter, Co Wicklow, will incorporate strong sustainability and environmental aims. The project comprises a variety of uses integrating residential,...

14 February 2012

2000 – National Stadium, Abbotstown, Co. Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Proposal led by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to build a National Stadium and Sports Campus at Abbotstown. Ultimately dropped due to costs and public opposition, the stadium received the...

08 February 2012

1998 – George’s Quay Tower, Dublin

Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP Residential and office scheme proposed for George’s Quay site in central Dublin. After appeal the tower was shortened by 20metres. After a further inquiry, the scheme was...

12 January 2012

1780 – Design for Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: Sir William Chambers Illustration of the Theatre for Trinity College Dublin, largely as constructed but with an additional dome.

09 January 2012

1801 – Proposal for St. George’s Church, Dublin

Architect: Henry Aaron Baker In 1800, eight architects were invited to submit proposals for St. George’s Church, even though a proposal by Francis Johnston had already been approved. Baker’s design placed third behind...

09 January 2012

1801 – Proposal for St. George’s Church, Dublin

Architect: Richard Morrison In 1800, eight architects were invited to submit proposals for St. George’s Church, even though a proposal by Francis Johnston had already been approved. Morrison’s design placed second behind that...

09 January 2012

1773 – Blue Coat School, Blackhall Place, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Ivory Thomas Ivory’s design for the Blue Coat School, Blackhall Place (now the Law Society) with the sadly unbuilt tower. Ivory was selected as the architect of the school after an...

06 January 2012

1847 – Design for County Court House, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Charles Lanyon Unbuilt design proposal for County Court House by Charles Lanyon. With its curved screen walls, it is extremely reminiscent of the former Parliament Building in Dublin. As it was the...