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Unbuilt Dublin

04 January 2012

1856 – Design for Wellington Testimonial, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: Sir Robert Smirke “Of all the public monuments hitherto raised in honor of the Duke of Wellington, that of the Citizens of Dublin is, if not the most graceful, at least the...

19 December 2011

1922 – Abercrombie Proposal for National Cathedral, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly In 1916 the Civics Institute of Ireland held a competition for suggestions and designs for the city planning of Dublin. The winner was Patrick Abercrombie of...

15 December 2011

1792 – Design for Royal Circus, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Cunningham Design for a quadrant terrace of houses around a planned Royal Circus to be built in the Gardiner Estate on the northside of Dublin. This was never constructed but would...

08 December 2011

1884 – Uncompleted designs for St. Saviour’s Priory, Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson Design for an priory with enclosed quadrangle adjacent to St. Saviour’s Church. Built in a modified form, the building was never fully completed. Ironically the funds for this building...

08 December 2011

1883 – Unexecuted design for National Museum & Library, Dublin

Architect: T.N. Deane & Son The selected design after an architectural competition to design a complex of museum and library around Leinster House (then part of the Royal Dublin Society). This design differs...

08 December 2011

1886 – Unbuilt designs for St. Kevin’s Church, South Circular Road, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew The Church of Ireland built a fine gothic church with red sandstone trim to designs by Sir Thomas Drew who produced two alternate designs, illustrated here. The runner-up entry...

06 December 2011

1996 – Fingal County Offices Competition

Architect: Shay Cleary Architects Shortlisted entry in a competition to design civic offices for the newly created administrative region for north Co. Dublin. Submitted by Shay Cleary Architects, in conjunction with New Ireland...

06 December 2011

1996 – Fingal County Offices Competition

Architect: Gilroy McMahon Shortlisted entry in a competition to design civic offices for the newly created administrative region for north Co. Dublin.

06 December 2011

1996 – Fingal County Offices Competition

Architect: McCullough Mulvin Architects Shortlisted entry in a competition to design civic offices for the newly created administrative region for north Co. Dublin. Submitted by McCullough Mulvin Architects, in conjunction with Robinson Keefe...