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Unbuilt Dublin

04 March 2012

1977 – Central Bus Station, Temple Bar, Dublin

Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP In the 1970s, Córas Iompair Éireann, the state transport company, bought up many buildings in central Temple Bar with a view to building a large modern central...

28 February 2012

1850s – Road Viaduct, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: William Aher Proposal to build a new street running through Trinity College from Nassau Street to Moss Street. The design seems to show metal arched spans on stone piers.

28 February 2012

2000 – Underground Walkway & Development, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: I.M. Pei Part of an unbuilt scheme for Trinity College at Westland Row and Pearse Street. An underground walkway was to cross Westland Row from this conical prism to a new joint...

25 February 2012

2000 – Dunloe Ewart Tower, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

Architect: O’Muire Smyth A prosposal for a landmark site at the end of Sir John Rogerson’s Quay which would have been 92 metres high. Developers Dunloe Ewart secured planning permission in 2000 for...

14 February 2012

2000 – National Stadium, Abbotstown, Co. Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Proposal led by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to build a National Stadium and Sports Campus at Abbotstown. Ultimately dropped due to costs and public opposition, the stadium received the...

08 February 2012

1998 – George’s Quay Tower, Dublin

Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP Residential and office scheme proposed for George’s Quay site in central Dublin. After appeal the tower was shortened by 20metres. After a further inquiry, the scheme was...

12 January 2012

1780 – Design for Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: Sir William Chambers Illustration of the Theatre for Trinity College Dublin, largely as constructed but with an additional dome.

09 January 2012

1801 – Proposal for St. George’s Church, Dublin

Architect: Henry Aaron Baker In 1800, eight architects were invited to submit proposals for St. George’s Church, even though a proposal by Francis Johnston had already been approved. Baker’s design placed third behind...

09 January 2012

1801 – Proposal for St. George’s Church, Dublin

Architect: Richard Morrison In 1800, eight architects were invited to submit proposals for St. George’s Church, even though a proposal by Francis Johnston had already been approved. Morrison’s design placed second behind that...