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Grand Canal Dock

17 February 2010

2007 – Alto Vetro, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin

Architect: Shay Cleary Architects Architectural perfection in a small package – delicately proportioned and beautifully detailed, this small apartment block is an architectural triumph for Shay Cleary Architects – proof that great architecture...

17 February 2010

2002 – Water Tower, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin

Architect: Shay Cleary Architects Conversion of trackside water tower to commercial office space by adding a spectacular stairwell and lift shaft and two extra stories to the top.

17 February 2010

1998 – Charlotte Quay Apartments, Grand Canal Docks, Dublin

Architect: O’Mahony Pike Architects A mixed development of 16 floors on the dockside of the larger basin of the two at the Grand Canal Docks. This waterside site is located at a focal...

17 February 2010

1994 – Irish Waterways Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Docks, Dublin

Architect: Office of Public Works The Irish Waterways Visitor Centre is located in one of the waterways it celebrates – the 1796 Grand Canal Dock. Although seemingly a floating structure, the centre is...

17 February 2010

1796 – Grand Canal Locks, Dublin

The Earl of Camden opened the docks and one of the large locks, which separate the docks from the Liffey, was named after him. The other two being the Buckingham and Westmoreland Locks.

05 November 2009

Box in the docks reopens after four years

When the OPW built the Box in the Docks – or to give it its official title, the Waterways Visitors Centre – back in the mid 1990s, there’s wasn’t a whole lot going...

11 July 2009

Here we go round the chimney pot

There was a time, in the not too distant past, when a child’s playground was an altogether different place. Standardised and regimented, they were identical right down to the potentially lethal tarmac flooring....