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Unbuilt Dublin

28 April 2011

2008 – Unbuilt Dublin – Outdoor Public Baths, Dublin Docklands

Architect: Julien De Smedt Architects The Dublin Docklands Open Air Bath seeks to create a new and open public space that will energize the newly developed surrounding area. A catalyst for growth of...

02 April 2011

1922 – Urban Flats and Cottages, Townsend St., Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly Sketch design proposal for urban housing to meet the needs of the new nation within a redesigned Dublin.

01 April 2011

1922 – Proposal for a National Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly A proposal for a new National Theatre at the top of Parnell Square, terminating the vista of O’Connell Street. In 1916 the Civics Institute of Ireland...

07 March 2011

1966 – Design for John F. Kennedy Memorial Hall, Dublin

Architect: Raymond McGrath The John F. Kennedy Memorial Hall was intended to be a purpose built concert hall for Dublin. Originally suggested by the Arts Council, the project was initially discussed in April...

27 February 2011

1884 – Proposed New Chambers, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: William Mitchell A proposal to replace the Rubics in Trinity College with a covered bridge to the Long Room Library. In the end the Rubrics were remodelled.

27 February 2011

1884 – Lyceum Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Arthur Dudgeon Proposal for a huge theatre at the junction of Tara Street and Pearse Street (on the site of the now former Fire Station by C.J. McCarthy) that was never built,...

26 February 2011

1872 – Design for St. Mary of the Angels, Church Street, Dublin

Architect: J.J. McCarthy The original design for St. Mary of the Angels, Church Street as published in 1871. Construction was not completed until 1881 and to a different design. Money originally intended for...

22 November 2010

2009 – North Wall Tower, North Wall Quay, Dublin

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects Proposal to face across the Liffey to the also stillborn U2 Tower by Norman Foster. The design bears more than a slight resemblance to the Zaha Hadid competition entry...

02 April 2010

2007 – Design for Clarence Hotel, Dublin

Architect: Foster & Partners Costly development (possibly up to 150million) planned to revamp the Clarence Hotel on Wellington Quay, by rebuilding adjacent buildings, and adding several floors. The design got bogged down in...