Wilkinson Eyre are the architects. Only one render is available atm. This proposal is 13 floors in height.
They must be confident following the successful offloading of Montevetro to Google. Having said that this proposal looks more modest then the original for Bolands Mill even though the design is "flexible"
Brochure has not much more info but has info on floor area
http://www.treasuryholdings.com/rubylit ... g_2011.pdf
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. . . . aside from the Benidorm block between the two stone warehouses.
Is that other Vetro everything you hoped it would be?
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This situation is exactly the same situation as all the 32 storey buildings proposed during the boom. The architects and developers know that the planners tend to become fixated on a certain height, for years it was Liberty Halls 60 metres, as a result they propose everything at that height to get the maximum out of development space.
All that has happened is that 12-15 stories is the new accepted scale for Grand Canal dock. Consequently, instead of the usual City Centre 6-7 storey we will have a shapeless mass of 12-15 storey buildings....simply a higher expression of Dublins parapet uniformity! Afterall, remember that the Montevetro we see today is a pale imitation in scale and design to the original proposals. The same fate is befalling Aqua.
For that reason, I would rather Aqua be either 3 floors or 23 rather then 13 at the risk of creating a drab backdrop to the basin!
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