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U2 Tower Design Takes Centre Stage
October 7th, 2003
Submitted as part of the international U2 Tower Architectural Design Competition, the 100+ shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the IFSC in Docklands from October 9th â€“ 19th. The top 4 commended entries and the winning design by Burdon Dunne Architects/Craig Henry Architects of Dublin will also be on display.
The winner of the competition organised by the Docklands Authority to design a landmark tower development at Britain Quay in Dublinâ€™s Docklands was announced in August. The winning design featuring a unique twisting tower was selected from well over 500 entries from across the globe. The proposed tower is to include an exclusive recording studio for U2 on its top two floors.
The Docklands Authority is currently reviewing development options for the proposed concept design and it is hoped that the tower would be developed during 2004/2005.
The jury specially commended a further four entries which will also be on display as follows:
â€¢ Simon Innes and Stephen Barton, architects, London, United Kingdom â€¢ Thomas P. Mont Alto, Mont Alto Architecture Inc., Ohio, USA â€¢ Niall Scott, architect, Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Dublin, Ireland â€¢ HervÃ© Tordjman, HTA â€“ Architecture. H. Tordjman & Partners, Paris, France The competition, which was prepared in association with the RIAI, invited architects to submit concept proposals for a slim â€œpointâ€ block over four or more substantial floors providing recording studios, offices and ground floor bar/restaurant/entertainment venue. Entries were submitted to a jury put together by the Docklands Authority which included a member of the U2 band.
The exhibition will be housed in a temporary art gallery from October 9th â€“ 19th on Excise Walk in the IFSC (opposite the Clarion Hotel). Opening hours are Monday â€“ Saturday, 11am to 5pm and Sunday, 12 midday to 5pm.