Proposal for Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland by Daniel Libeskind

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Should Dun Laoghaire build this?

Yes, definitetly, it will enhance the harbour
148
70%
NO, its a monstrosity
35
17%
No, but ask Libeskind to produce another design
28
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Total votes : 211

Proposal for Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland by Daniel Libeskind

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Jul 04, 2002 6:52 pm

With Daniel Libeskind’s Imperial War Museum North opening in Manchester, should Dun Laoghaire bite the bullet and sanction his proposal for Carlisle Pier. The Imperial War Museum North is the architect’s first building in the UK.

According to The Irish Times of March 20 2002: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will amend its county development plan to facilitate the creation of "a sustainable and viable attraction" to regenerate the redundant Carlisle Pier. The council's draft Coastal Plan for the maritime zone stretching from Booterstown Marsh to the Forty Foot in Sandycove specifies that the redevelopment of the pier should result in "an exceptional landmark building of international architectural quality". In an apparent endorsement of plans unveiled last August for an Irish Diaspora museum, designed by international architect Mr Daniel Libeskind, it says the building and its use should "become a symbol of both the nation and Dún Laoghaire".

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Re: Proposal for Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland by Daniel Libeskind

Postby electrolyte » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:05 pm

I really hope this gets the go ahead, its awesome! Just what Dun Laoghaire needs. It looks very cool. Ireland seems to opt to build buildings and structures of bland designs that really wont stand the transcience of time very well, this structure could be equally impressive in 50 years, as it would be if constructed tomorrow. Please build it!
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Re: Proposal for Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland by Daniel Libeskind

Postby fergalr » Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:39 pm

Pity it didn't get the go-ahead, though I think it was the public's choice. Instead we're going for the runner up. That's how we approach architecture in the 21st century.
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Re: Proposal for Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland by Daniel Libeskind

Postby notjim » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:35 pm

I don't know what you mean fergair, there was a competition and henegan+peng won and I think the better building won; certainly there was no one really suggesting that the h+p choice was cowardly or backward looking, it was bold design. However, since then there seems to have been a problem with the developer and some disagreement between the council and the developer and maybe at the moment the situation is that nothing is going ahead.
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