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Unbuilt Dublin

22 July 2014

1788 – Proposal to link Grand Canal with Liffey, Dublin

Architect: John Brownrigg A large ladder of canal locks proposed to join the James Street Basin of the Grand Canal with the River Liffey. At the Liffey end, small harbours would have been...

21 July 2014

1970s – Proposal for Heuston Station, Dublin

Unbuilt proposal to construct new shed and carpark over the existing platforms of Heuston Station. Exact date unknown, but would have meant the demolition of the existing platforms and structure. Model constructed by...

14 July 2014

2005 – Unbuilt Royal Dublin Hotel, Dublin

Architect: Ashlin Coleman Unbuilt proposal by Ashlin Coleman to replace the Royal Dublin Hotel on O’Connell Street with a more modern and upmarket hotel. The hotel was demolished but this was never constructed.

30 June 2014

1979 – Unbuilt Design for Taoiseach’s Residence, Dublin

Architect: Zaha Hadid Design submitted to architectural competition for an Official residence of the Irish Prime Minister. It was intended to build a Taoiseach’s official residence and State guest house on the site...

30 June 2014

1979 – Design for Taoiseach’s Residence, Dublin

Architect: OMA Design submitted to architectural competition for an Official residence of the Irish Prime Minister. It was intended to build a Taoiseach’s official residence and State guest house on the site of...

24 June 2014

1834 – Design for Museum & Campanile, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: Thomas Rickman Unsuccessful entry for Museum, lecture rooms and Campanile by English architect Thomas Rickman. Rickman’s only executed Irish work was at Lough Fea house in Co. Monaghan. Photograph Copyright & Courtesy...

23 June 2014

1886 – Unbuilt Design for St. Kevins, South Circular Road, Dublin

Architect: Albert E. Murray Second placed design in competition to design new Church of Ireland on the South Circular Road. The competition was won by Sir Thomas Drew, and his striking church with...

08 May 2014

2008 – Hotel Development, Red Cow, Co. Dublin

Architect: HKR Architects Unbuilt proposal for a large hotel development at the Red Cow roundabout on the edges of Dublin. Grandiously billed as a gateway to the city, the economic slump and Irish...

07 May 2014

1886 – Design for Cardinal MacCabe Memorial, Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Premiated designs for memorial to Roman Catholic Prelate Cardinal MacCabe. The competition was won by George C. Ashlin. Illustration published in The Irish Builder, July 1 1886.