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Unbuilt Dublin

28 February 2014

1888 – Design for Northern Assurance Co., Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Entrant in an architectural competition to design offices for the Northern Fire and Life Assurance Company. Published in The Irish Builder, December 1 1888. Described as “The style is a...

22 February 2014

1907 – Golf Club Pavilion, Milltown, Co. Dublin

Architect: Donnelly & Moore Unbuilt design for clubhouse for the then newly established Milltown Golf Club. The clubhouse constructed was designed by George L. O’Connor. Published in The Irish Builder and Engineer, June...

14 February 2014

1674 – Yarranton proposal for canals and harbour, Ringsend

Andrew Yarranton, (1619-1684), a former soldier in the English Civil War, travelled throughout England and northern Europe as civil engineer. He worked as a consultant and entrepreneur on mines, metalworks, canals, railways and...

13 February 2014

2008 – Proposal for Bolands Mill, Grand Canal Docks, Dublin

Architect: O’Mahony Pike Architects Unbuilt scheme for a speculative development for the site of the Bolands grain mills on the edge of Grand Canal Dock’s inner basin.

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...

22 December 2013

1880 – Unbuilt Proposal for Theatre Royal, Dublin

Architect: C.J. Phipps Description of proposed new theatre on site of old theatre destroyed by fire. Not built by 1884, eventually a different design by Frank Matchem was constructed. Published in The Building...

28 November 2013

2006 – ‘Suas’, Dublin

Hair-brained idea for an “iconic” tourist attraction that would run from Dublin’s Docklands west to Heuston Station – destroying views of some of Gandon’s iconic Dublin works. Developer Barry Boland first unveiled his...

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.


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