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Unbuilt Dublin

22 November 2010

2009 – North Wall Tower, North Wall Quay, Dublin

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects Proposal to face across the Liffey to the also stillborn U2 Tower by Norman Foster. The design bears more than a slight resemblance to the Zaha Hadid competition entry...

02 April 2010

2007 – Design for Clarence Hotel, Dublin

Architect: Foster & Partners Costly development (possibly up to 150million) planned to revamp the Clarence Hotel on Wellington Quay, by rebuilding adjacent buildings, and adding several floors. The design got bogged down in...

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...