For what it is worth, here is what the Council set out as being the building they are looking for on the Carlisle Pier.
"Due to the unique importance of the location of the disused Carlisle Pier, it is an objective of the Council, that the redevelopment of this site will result in an exceptional landmark building of international architectural quality that regenerates and enlivens the waterfront. The landmark building must incorporate uses that will bring significant cultural, social,
recreational and economic benefits to the Nation and to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. The landmark building must include a major public cultural attraction of National importance. The landmark building must provide for significant public accessibility and permeability, with walkways, viewing areas and public spaces throughout. The landmark building should integrate with the immediate built environment and should provide improved accessibility between the development and Dun Laoghaire town centre. The architectural character of the landmark building should be such that the image it portrays would be a reflection of its use and unique maritime setting and become a symbol of both the Nation and Dun Laoghaire."