St. Stephen's Green, Dublin

St. Stephen's Green, Dublin

Postby phil » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:32 pm

Has anyone else noticed the new building that is going up in Stephens Green at the moment? It looks like it is a new building to house machinery etc. Does anyone know what it is for definite?
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Postby d_d_dallas » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:42 pm

Not sure what part of Stephen's Green ur on about - but I do know that Banks of Scotland (or is that Royal Bank...) is building it's Irish HQ on Stephens Green.
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Postby notjim » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:44 pm

i was wondering too, its on the southern side, actually in the park.
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Postby phil » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:47 pm

Yeah, it is the one in the park. Sorry if I did not make myself clear enough.
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Postby PVC King » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:53 pm

Between that and the new carpark in the Green complete with ungalvenised railings you really wonder.

One of the finest inner city parks in Europe, and what do we do?

We treat it like the playing fields in Mosside for all the architectural condsideration we give it
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Postby Devin » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:26 am

New building going up in Stephen's Green to house machinery? For a minute I was picturing a glass-fronted building next to the College of Surgeons with tractors and combine harvesters inside. But yeah, I see now.
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Postby blue » Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:04 pm

I don't follow - is there a building actually going up in St Stephens Green Park ( the green square area in the centre)? Surely not ?
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Postby PVC King » Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:14 pm

On the South side of the green, between the bandstand and the park rangers residence.

Inside the park opposite the entrance to Stokes Pl on Stephens green.

It is a building and those are ungalvenised pallasade railings.
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Postby StephenC » Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:42 pm

I think I remember reading a planning notice for tis as a new workstation for the park wardens
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Postby blue » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:04 pm

Thanks Diaspora, I like Devin had pictured something else.
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Postby emf » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:07 pm

Its dosen't look great when viewed from the bandstand side. I've heard a lot of people commenting on how it stands out among the trees!
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refreshment kiosk

Postby Ciaran Cuffe » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:21 pm

The tearooms in the Phoenix Park are referred to by a sign leading to the 'refreshment kiosk'.

Would anyone favour something similar for Stephens Green?

Perhaps the style could be a tad more contemporary, but it could be nice to watch the ducks while sipping a cup of tea
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Postby PVC King » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:25 pm

Yes,

Once it sold Cornettos

But it would have to be the subject of a competition and not a job for a boy.
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Postby StephenC » Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:43 pm

That sounds like a great idea. In fact now you mention it I am amazed it hastnt cropped up at some stage over the years. It would be a great addition.
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Postby notjim » Mon Jan 26, 2004 7:16 pm

the new building is much too big and the side wall is too plane, if they needed to build it should be smaller, further back into the work area and it should be stepped in some way to break up the massing.
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Postby blue » Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:54 pm

It looks like it may be wooden clad, its certainly not going to be brick clad.

Its very unusual in it has hardly any windows.

Here is a camera phone photo from the south side pavement. Not great quality but you can see the wooden purlins for the cladding and the lack of windows.

Maybe they are going to grow mushrooms in it ;)
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Postby blue » Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:57 pm

.....and from beside the bandstand, again very poor quality.
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Postby PVC King » Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:10 pm

Thanks Blue,

I needed to see those pallasade railings again.

I really thought I was dreaming the first time I saw them.
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Postby blue » Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:18 pm

lol. They have got to be temporary!
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Postby GrahamH » Wed Jan 28, 2004 3:17 pm

Surely they are!?
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Postby phil » Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:05 pm

This building seems to be almost finished. It is clad in wood, and I have to say I quite like it.
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Postby Peter Fitz » Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:31 pm

anyone got any final pics of what the building beside the fitzwilliam hotel will look like ??
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Postby notjim » Sun Mar 28, 2004 4:58 pm

much improved by wood cladding, but it really have to be so visible?
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Re: New Building in Stephens Green

Postby PVC King » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:42 pm

I passed the completed structure during the week, I am in two minds about it on the one hand it is a decent enough design on the other hand should anything have been built there that wasn't fully screened?
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Re: New Building in Stephens Green

Postby Rory W » Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:21 pm

Peter FitzPatrick wrote:anyone got any final pics of what the building beside the fitzwilliam hotel will look like ??


It's finished now and the tenents Bank of Scotland (Ireland) are in. Almost 30 years after the the rampage started Stephen's green is whole again. - now please start pulling down the crap on the south side of the Green (KPMG, old Dept of Justice, Canada House, Hainult House for starters)
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