Not Aqua Vetro?
Cathal Dunne wrote:No, that's a Zaha Hadid proposal for the northside of the Docks for Treasury Holdings. It was a runner-up design in the U2 Tower competition. Aqua Vetro is the greeny-black glassy building behind Montevetro(which is in the right foreground) in the image below -
Aqua Vetro should be approximately 24 stories tall which, assuming that each floor is 3.5 metres would give a total height of 84 metres - 40% taller than Liberty Hall. It should be launched publicly next year and finished in 2012 when, we hope, a recovery in the Irish economy will mean it will have little trouble finding tenants.
thebig C wrote:BTW, I think alot of modern 3rd/4th generation offices run with a floor-ceiling height of 4-4.5 meters which would put Aqua at least in 96m upwards bracket?
It's fairly prominent but definately not overbearing, yet. Have to wait till the steel core is erected to get a true sense of it's bulk. I agree it's bulkiness could be a slight issue.
Jeez, I wish they had just let the first high rise plan go ahead, One Berkley Court would have been spectacular.
rumpelstiltskin wrote:This is run-of-the-mill office crap. What a shame that we have to look at this as some sort of landmark, because the real landmarks all get refused.
thebig C wrote:So true!! The bland proposals sail through planning because, by their very nature imaginative, daring and ambitious projects attract all the attention. Attention=objections!