Most Beautiful Building in Cork?

Most Beautiful Building in Cork?

Postby Nick » Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:52 am

Suggestions for most Beutifull Building in Cork?
must be built -no proposals or under constructions
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Postby Nick » Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:05 pm

Crawford Extension Erick Van Egeraat definatley one of the best
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:25 pm

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Postby d_d_dallas » Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:26 pm

Holy Trinity by faaaaaaar...

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Postby phil » Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:34 pm

For me it is either Kent Railway Station, with that amazing curved wall, or The Christ the King Church:

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Postby mickeydocs » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:47 am

St. Marys on Pope's Quay deserves a mention for its beautiful neo-classical columns.

Originally posted by phil
For me it is either Kent Railway Station, with that amazing curved wall, or The Christ the King Church:

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Postby lexington » Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:45 pm

Marble & Lemon building at Emmet Place - rarely mentioned, small but beautiful.

There are are number of buildings along South Mall that stand-out. City Hall has its moments. Plus those old department store buildings like Burtons, what is now Brown Thomas, Roches Stores and the former Grant Building all along Patrick's Street (most designed by Foster & Grant) are all noteworthy. But St. Finbarr's is by far the biggest eye-catcher.

New entries I think are noteworthy are the UCC Student Centre extension, No.5 Lapps Quay, RCI Building in Mahon, Estuary Court at Rochestown and Mercy University Hospital on Grenville Place. Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC - Coppinger Court and Tony Macken's small but stand-out apartment building on Henry Street.
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Postby sw101 » Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:47 pm

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nuff said
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Postby d_d_dallas » Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:47 pm

Haha! I was waiting for it to pop up!!!

Crawford extension is v.interesting (excuse quality - compressed for web smallness)
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Postby d_d_dallas » Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:48 pm

Holy Trinity from side
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Postby d_d_dallas » Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:49 pm

BT's on Pat St
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Postby Nick » Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:37 am

The Opera House by Murray .O.Laoire Architects.
The new Student Centre in UCC by O.R.S.A with the public space outside.

What does everyone honestly think of the Crawford Extension?
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Postby corkdood » Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:04 am

Originally posted by Nick


What does everyone honestly think of the Crawford Extension?


I'm not impressed by it - it looks like an angry spot thats about to burst!
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Postby bunch » Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:41 am

i think the van egeraat extension was very clever and works quite well. i personally am fond of it, particularly the flow and bulging of brickwork to half moon street
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Postby Nick » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:05 pm

I think its really worrying that no one has mentioned Patricks street in this whole debate, is cork devoid of any high quality public space~?:confused: surely we can do better than some pretty awfull churches and a gallery no one seems to agree on.
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Postby asdasd » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:09 pm

Brown Thomas is on Patrick Street, and that was mentioned. As a whole Patrick street has very fine buildings. All of the sruff that Paul Clerkin mentioned, except St Mary's, is on Patricks Street, afaik.
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Postby Nick » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:13 pm

partick st. as a whole. On a Saturady Morning or friday afternoon it is by far one of the most beutifull places in Cork city.
It is itself a single peace of urban design.
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Postby phil » Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:03 pm

Originally posted by Nick
surely we can do better than some pretty awfull churches and a gallery no one seems to agree on.


The Churches of Cork are one of its greatest assetts architecturally speaking. Some might not be regarded in as high esteem as others, and I am willing to accept that the one I put forward would probably not be to everyones taste. I also think that it is good that there is some difference of opinion on the gallery. That is what discussion is meant to be about.
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Postby PVC King » Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:05 pm

The High Court,

I've always loved simple classical statements
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Postby Nick » Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:45 am

Phil , i agree I just find it frustrating to see poor design(modern) in cork particularly in housing and commercial sectors being produced and i worry that our developers are not allocating enough High quality public space so the city can function as a whole, rather than isolated buildings. I look forward to seeing what the Quays will look like in 5 or 10 years time when all this developemnt has calmed. Hopefully a new perspective on the city will have bee generated, and the effeort put into patrick st and paul st. will become infectous
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Postby d_d_dallas » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:20 am

"pretty awful churches" - WTF?!?
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Postby GrahamH » Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:11 pm

St Marys is drool-worthy - it's always so nice to see a departure from boring old Doric.
Weird to see Herself up there in place of classical statuary, bit like St Andrews up in Dublin.
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Postby Nick » Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:54 pm

n'uff said! don't think your answering my question still no decent suggestions for a decent public space in cork , guess there arn't any there pitty ho hum! maybe someone should design one , now thats a good idea! suggestions for a location?
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Postby phil » Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:11 pm

Nick. I am not sure that I get your approach to this thread. Originally you entitled the thread "Most Beautiful Building in Cork". Then you altered the question to enquire about decent public spaces in Cork. I think that your public space question probably needs a separate thread, because when people see the original title of this thread they will automatically answer the original question. These issues are both very different and need to be treated separately. Anyway, in answer to your second question, I think that the area on front of the Opera house has a lot of potential.
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