Docklands answer to Sydney Opera House

Docklands answer to Sydney Opera House

Postby emf » Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:58 pm

Docklands Authority Seeking Dublin's Answer to Sydney Opera House
9th December 2003
The Dublin Docklands Development Authority today announced that it is seeking proposals for the development of a major cultural building for the performing arts in Grand Canal Harbour in the Docklands. Occupying a 6,300 m2 site, the building will be a landmark of outstanding architectural quality in a spectacular waterfront setting.


Surprised that there was no comment on this proposal (or maybe the fiasco over the U2 building has turned people off!)
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Postby GregF » Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:16 pm

I remember reading that in the Times last week ......Woaw eh!.....I can imagine already what it could look like and what it probably will eventually look like, especially if the monopoly of Scott Tallon and Walker have anything to do with it! ...........Doh!
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Postby PVC King » Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:22 pm

Fantastic,

Nothing like a competition for a landmark building. This city is crying out for a venue with decent acoustics.

Fin's post on Ghery's musical masterpiece with the unfortunate name.


http://www.ArchWeek.com/2003/1217/design_1-1.html

Something like this may diminish somepeoples view that the Docklands is bland.

Roll on the U2 tower and whatever else may follow it's lead.
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Postby GregF » Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:19 pm

So you reckon there is hope for the Dublin docklands Diaspora, now that a substantial amount of infill and regular shite has been built it can act as as a backdrop to the showpieces etc....

The best is yet to come then....so we all hope!
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Postby PVC King » Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:29 pm

Completely,

I really hope so, the development planshould be reviewed with all the others nationally.


The one thing that the docklands has done well, is that virtually alkl development is reversable. Due to the plot sizes being decent.

So buildings such as AIG house, could in theory go to be replaced by something twice it's height.
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Postby GregF » Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:46 pm

Caltrava's harp like bridge will definitely be a great contribution too.
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Postby GrahamH » Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:54 pm

Maybe the shoebox development of the Docklands has been all part of the DDDA's master plan, to highlight the landmark buildings!
Yikes - thats scary enough to be true
Forget I said anything...
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