New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby Peter Fitz » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:27 pm

Its Henry J alright, thanks for that LOB.

10 stories in total ... better shot of the outer skin below, quite like this overall ... not so sure about the inner cladding.

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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby SunnyDub » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:54 pm

I think the other point worth making is that this huge building is being built inside the Phoenix Park

City conservation officer: "Development within the curtilage of Phoenix Park and the Royal Imfirmary. Includes demolition of park wall..."

Also, planner's report: "The proposal would entail the siting of a substantial built form in the south eastern extremity of the Phoenix Park..."

(DCC Ref No. 1375/07)
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby johnny21 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:08 pm

Heres a pic.
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby ctesiphon » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:28 am

More recent snaps, from inside a van (yes, even ctesiphon travels on 4 wheels occasionally!):

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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby Peter Fitz » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:28 pm

Thanks for that ct ;) completion early next year i suppose ...
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby Conorworld » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:33 am

I quite like the design. The route from the quays to the Phoenix Park entrance seems very dilapidated and it is in a good location. I look forward to seeing it finished.
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby kefu » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:25 am

This seems like a great design. Even though it's ten storeys - it's in a hollow so nowhere near as intrusive as it might be. This could lead to a genuine regeneration of lovely Parkgate Street, which has - as we've seen - become quite rundown.
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Re: at the main entrance to the phoenix park

Postby SunnyDub » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:32 pm

Has anyone seen how big this building is? It's huge, built without planning permission and built inside the park, they had to knock some of the park wall!!:mad:
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby notjim » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:23 pm

Slightly more recent camera phone picture, doesn't add much to ctesiphon's pics above.

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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby lostexpectation » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:42 pm

lots of concrete to covered by wood. is that how the scottish parliament was made?
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby johnglas » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:12 pm

No, it was all carefully hand-crafted and shaped concrete and wood; that's why it cost 450 zillion quid. And it still looks like a dog's dinner. Swop?
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:05 pm

I have some new photos of this, taken in last few days - will post later.
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby darkman » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:59 am

I think this is probrably the most superb looking building built in Dublin for many, many years. It looks fantastic.
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby spoil_sport » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:42 am

OK, here we go again, but I have to say it looks more like a shopping centre than the iconic symbol of modern justice in Ireland. It lacks presence from a disance and up close, apart from the obvious expense of the materials employed it lacks the kind of dignity or detail one would expect of the supposedly most important public building to be built in Ireland for quiet some time. I see two senarios, firstly this is what HJL think an iconic structure looks like, which is I think the more likley senario and that thereofre this is a poor effort, or alternatively that they said: Gandon's Four Courts is quiet iconic, lets not compete with that, we don't need an iconic structure, lets give them something generic, another shopping centre, which is a position I would have far more respect for.
It was actually going well untill they put the cladding on.

PS. Don't get me wrong, as far as shopping centres go, its probably up there, looks quiet well even.
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby kefu » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:17 pm

Can not understand the shopping centre analogy at all. I think it looks terrific.
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby fergalr » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:15 pm

The design is based on the drum of the Four Courts dome. There's probably more artsy fartsy lingo about it, though.
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby Devin » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:29 pm

The similarities with the Four Courts are more thematic than actual. The Gandon building which the HJL architect referred to building near would be the Royal Infirmary behind it.

Am a little uncomfortable with seeing all the glazing, if this building is to be an enduring iconic structure.

The real sucess of the building at the moment is its siting, on the bend from Parkgate Street into Phoenix Park avenue. The large drum articulating a bend in a thoroughfare is an urban design theme going back through time (Four Courts on a bend in the Liffey; Rotunda Round Room on the bend into Parnell Square etc.). Also shows that you can have a very large building if the siting is right.
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby archipig » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:49 pm

Went by this today, it really does look great. Only thing Im not sure about is the black glass on the top level.

Has anyone noticed the best western hotel rennovation down the road from it? Sweet Jasus it looks terrible.
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby gunter » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:06 pm

archipig wrote:
Has anyone noticed the best western hotel rennovation down the road from it? Sweet Jasus it looks terrible.


I found some recent pictures of this . . .

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. . . can't find any words though!
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby johnglas » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:48 pm

... apart from: how did it get planning permission in such a prominent location?
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby GrahamH » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:20 am

Flippin heck. At least it's lived up to the renders (which I cannot find now). Hits the 1970s spot to a tee.
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:51 am

The Aisling was never pretty but that's obscene
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:28 am

Law Courts taken last week
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby SunnyDub » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:00 pm

Thoughts?
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Re: New Court Complex - Infirmary Rd

Postby reddy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:35 pm

It looks great. Perhaps a small bit corporate with all the glass. Still, its an intriguing shape in its location. A nice addition to the city.
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