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Unbuilt Dublin

15 October 2013

2010 – Competition design for ESB Headquarters, Fitzwilliam St., Dublin

This entry was a joint entry of Gilroy McMahon with Henry J Lyons and Partners in an international architectural competition to replace the ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam St., in Dublin’s historic Georgian core.The...

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...

01 April 2013

1975c – ILAC Centre, Moore St., Dublin

Unbuilt proposal for the Moore Street facade of the Irish Life constructed shopping mall known as the ILAC – Irish Life Assurance Company. The properties in the area had been acquired over many...

13 February 2013

2004 – 35 Barrow Street, Dublin

Architect: Anthony Reddy Associates Proposal for tall residential tower for the area alongside Grand Canal Docks. Never received planning permission.

13 February 2013

2007 – Digital Building, Thomas Street, Dublin

Architect: John Pardey Architects Monstrously over-scaled development proposal for derelict site on Thomas Street in Dublin’s Liberties, where the scale is more domestic and varied.

01 February 2013

2009 – Proposal for AIB Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Architect: Ian Ritchie Architects Developer- driven proposal to demolish part of the Robinson Keefe Devane designed bankcentre and replace it with a range of blocks up to nine storeys in height. The scheme...

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...


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