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U2 Tower Competition

04 March 2010

2003 – Unbuilt Dublin – U2 Landmark Tower

Architects: Architecture Project The new building is cast as protagonist, standing out from its neighbours not because of its scale but by virtue of its location, sculptural qualities and materials. But we understand...

04 March 2010

2003 – Unbuilt Dublin – U2 Landmark Tower

Architects: Assael Architecture Our approach has been to design a new icon for Dublin; a striking beacon that identifies the city as a major international centre, associated with innovation, creativity and sustainability. The...

04 March 2010

2003 – Unbuilt Dublin – U2 Landmark Tower

Architects: Armir Ferati

04 March 2010

2003 – Unbuilt Dublin – U2 Landmark Tower

Architects: APLab Studio

04 March 2010

2003 – Unbuilt Dublin – U2 Landmark Tower

Architects: ANDRITSOS/Luke[S] The building is a giant periscope, a lighthouse, a navigation device. The design riffs off the history and the maritime nature of the Docklands both in its dynamic form and nature...

04 March 2010

2003 – Unbuilt Dublin – U2 Landmark Tower

Architects: Allied Arc For an architect unfamiliar with a city quarter like the Dublin Docklands, the sheer liquid mass of the surrounding rivers is by far the most prominent characteristic of the site’s...

04 March 2010

2003 – Unbuilt Dublin – U2 Landmark Tower

Architects: Acito and Partners There are three things, said Vitruvius, that must be considered when designing a building, without which no building is worthy of praise: utility, perpetuity and beauty. Utility: a form...

04 March 2010

2003 – Unbuilt Dublin – U2 Landmark Tower

Architects: 3W Our scheme aims to optimise the site and its location whilst being an iconic building appropriately anchored in its site and industrial roots. The siting of elements within its plan form...

29 November 2009

The DDDA’s many bad decisions

The U2 tower: the saga begins: The first competition to design a tower for the Britain Quay site was run in 2003 but the identity of the chosen winning design could not be...

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