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Unbuilt Dublin

15 December 2011

1792 – Design for Royal Circus, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Cunningham Design for a quadrant terrace of houses around a planned Royal Circus to be built in the Gardiner Estate on the northside of Dublin. This was never constructed but would...

05 December 2011

1851 – Unbuilt Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Sandymount, Dublin

Architects: J.J. McCarthy Designed and constructed by J.J. McCarthy in 1851-58, a tower and spire proposed at the south west corner was never constructed.

22 November 2011

1837 – Proposed Railway Colonnade, Dublin

Architect: Charles Vignoles Originally published as “Outline Plan of Dublin exhibiting the course of the proposed Railway Colonnade Through the City for connecting the General Terminus of the Railways from the South and...

22 November 2011

2009 – Tower Proposal, North Wall Quay, Dublin

Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP A proposal by Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP for a new tower on North Wall Quay. At a design stage, which never seems to have been developed...

03 October 2011

2007 – National Conference Centre Hotel, Dublin

Architect: Shay Cleary Architects A thirty five-story hotel intended to be part of the National Conference Centre complex on Dublin’s North Wall Quay. The proposed hotel will be a landmark indicator of the...

26 May 2011

1720 – St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St., Dublin

Architect: Isaac Wills The original design for St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St., was never completed as designed here. Started in 1720, construction finished on the facade short of the eaves, and remained that...

17 May 2011

1799 – Unbuilt Dublin – Bank of Ireland

Architect: John Soane In 1799 Sir John Soane designed a bank headquarters for Bank of Ireland on a site bounded by College Street, Westmoreland Street and D’Olier Street, but after the Act of...

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...

08 April 2011

2011 – Design for National Concert Hall, Dublin by Henning Larsen

Two Danish studios, 3XN and Henning Larsen Architects, were head-to-head for the design of the new National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland. The competition has now been cancelled due to lack of financing...