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Unbuilt Dublin

10 March 2015

1912 – Proposal for University College Dublin, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin

Architect: Doolin & Butler The successful entry by Doolin & Butler for a new university building on Earlsfort Terrace, as published in The Building News, November 9 1912. There are a few differences...

28 January 2015

2004 – Proposal for City Quay, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Competition entry by Scott Tallon Walker for prominent site on City Quay. The areas as set out in the competition brief would require a plot ratio of 12.5:1 and...

13 January 2015

1730s – Design for Stillorgan House, Co. Dublin

Architect: Edward Lovett Pearce Around 1730, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce designed a replacement of Stillorgan House for the 2nd Viscount Allen. It was never built, although some of his designs for the gardens...

07 January 2015

1867 – United Presbyterian Church, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: William Fogerty Original design, the tower and spire of which was not completed, published in The Irish Builder, May 15 1868. “This church (the foundation-stone of which was laod on the 6th...

18 December 2014

1834 – Lord Cloncurry’s Tunnel, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Architect: William Cole Proposal for a tunnel through Lord Cloncurry’s grounds, with pedestrian bridges at either end. In the end, only one footbridge was constructed, the towers of which stand today. At the...

08 December 2014

1973 – Western Tangent Ring Road, Dublin

Architect: R. Travers Morgan & Partners Illustrations to demonstrate the effect of the Western Tangent Road as suggested by the 1973 Central Dublin Traffic Plan by R. Travers Morgan & Partners. Designed to...

05 December 2014

1960s – Unbuilt twin for O’Connell Bridge House, Dublin

Architect: Desmond Fitzgerald After O’Connell Bridge House was constructed in 1965 on the eastern side, it was suggested that a twin be built on the site of the Ballast Office on the western...

13 November 2014

1968 – Alternate designs for Wood Quay, Dublin

A selection of models from the 1968 competition for proposals for new Corporation office block pn Wood Quay in Dublin. The architects Stephenson Gibney were eventually selected, but their buildings never completed as...

21 October 2014

1923 – Proposed Reconstruction of Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Horace T. O’Rourke The rebuilding of Lower Sackville Street was almost complete after the destruction of 1916 when civil war broke out in 1922. The north-eastern side of the street, from Cathedral...