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Unbuilt Dublin

06 February 2014

1870 – Design for O’Connell Bridge, Dublin

Architect: Turner & Page Design for bridge with steel span and decorative statuary. Entrant in architectural competition to construct a new O’Connell Bridge, replacing Gandon’s Carlisle Bridge. Published in The Irish Builder, June...

15 January 2014

1883 – Second Placed Design for National Museum & Library, Dublin

Architect: Holme & Hornblower An unexecuted design, awarded Second Place after an architectural competition to design a complex of museum and library around Leinster House (then part of the Royal Dublin Society). Illustrations...

17 November 2013

2002 – Unbuilt Proposal for Hawkins House, Dublin

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects Unbuilt proposal for recladding and external finish to the 1960s Hawkins House in Dublin.

16 April 2013

1872 – Proposing a Grand Central Station for Dublin

From The Building News, January 12 1872: “LONDON has not a central station, and what London can do without (says the Railway News) can scarcely be an absolute necessity in Dublin; nevertheless, we...

02 April 2013

1922 – Custom House Circus, 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 of which the judges were Patrick...

02 April 2013

1922 – New Central Square & Railway Station, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly Unrealised scheme to redevelop the markets area of Dublin with a new central station, a Union Station, serving passenger services for all the railway companies of...

31 January 2013

1790s – Unbuilt Wide Streets Commission Approach & Entrance to Dublin Castle

Unbuilt plan by the Wide Streets Commissioners for a new ceremonial entrance to the Lower Yard of Dublin Castle and street to the “round church” – St. Andrew’s. The entrance at the Lower...

04 January 2013

1787c – Unbuilt West Elevation of Houses of Parliament, Dublin

Architect:James Gandon Unbuilt elevation design for west front of Irish Houses of Parliament in Dublin. Attributed to Gandon by the Yale Center for British Art.

22 November 2012

2006 – Bifrost, Dublin

Architect: 3XN Speculative design for an eco-living development in Dublin called Bifrost. Arranged as a continuous unbroken building, the building is split up into a series of different areas that offer a total...