Originally posted by Ocean33
Dunlaoughaire hasnt got any predominant style through it - its a mish mash of bad planning and unimaginative architecture!
Although there are some significanly terrible pieces of and unimaginative examples of architecture such as the shopping centre, the town itself is well layed out. There are also some excellent examples of architecture in the town such as:
The original Railway terminal (Presently Restaurant Na Mara), Royal Irish Yacht Club, the original Town Hall building and the extension to the town hall building.
I agree with you that the foreign presentations and models are alot better. At the time that I was there I noticed how few people seemed to be looking at the STW submission.