Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby d_d_dallas » Mon May 25, 2009 8:57 pm

Proposed application for Albert Qy in front of the Elysian by Howard Holdings.

Initial impressions not good. Wouldn't be too upset to see this killed. One has to wonder what discussions (pre-planning) go on in City Hall.
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby lauder » Mon May 25, 2009 9:03 pm

I like it, although it is a pity it is not a few storey higher to contrast with the elysian. Although I question how the red and grey cladding will look in real life!
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby d_d_dallas » Mon May 25, 2009 9:04 pm

It's pretty tactless and unmercilessly overbearing on city hall. The bulk needs drastic reduction.
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby thebig C » Mon May 25, 2009 9:05 pm

From one or two angles it looks vaguely interesting, but overall I agree with you. In the last pic it looks extremely squat, dare I say it, it might even benefit from using less of its site but being a bit taller.

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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby d_d_dallas » Mon May 25, 2009 9:15 pm

Here's another view also taken from the planning application
http://planning.corkcity.ie/InternetEnquiry/rpt_ViewApplicDetails.asp?validFileNum=1&app_num_file=0933880

Bulk bulk bulk.
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby PTB » Tue May 26, 2009 8:53 am

By Jove that is awful. Who designed this?
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby murfee » Tue May 26, 2009 10:15 am

I disagree - I think it looks great!!!
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby jungle » Tue May 26, 2009 2:01 pm

I don't get it.

It's supposed to be 7 storeys high

The sextant is 3 storeys high, with a roof elevation.

And yet this building appears to be four times the height.

In the view from the Clarion, it looks OK, if a bit bulky.

The view from Jury's Inn is just bland.

The view from South Mall just screams 'Refusal'
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby Cliff Barnes » Tue May 26, 2009 3:01 pm

jungle wrote:I don't get it.

It's supposed to be 7 storeys high

The sextant is 3 storeys high, with a roof elevation.

And yet this building appears to be four times the height.

In the view from the Clarion, it looks OK, if a bit bulky.

The view from Jury's Inn is just bland.

The view from South Mall just screams 'Refusal'


Agreed .

The West facing elevation is appalling and devoid of ideas.

Bulky and bland is a good description maybe it shoud "mirror" the Clarion etc across the river somewhat in scale with an opportunity to do something on the northeast corner facing down the river which was not done with the offices opposit as they have a glass block drum.'

The whole thing is quite wrong.
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby jdivision » Tue May 26, 2009 3:22 pm

That's horrendous, to me it looks like another crap HKR scheme that pays no attention to its immediate surroundings
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby na Gopaleen » Fri May 29, 2009 1:56 pm

The site is one of the best in the city when you look at issues such as road frontage, plenty of light and just the non clutter of the location. What ever is built here must be low in height. Any thing taller then 3 storey's will create a dark dull effect.
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby sovereign12 » Fri May 29, 2009 2:21 pm

I think the elysian has set the precent for that whole area in terms of height. I'm not talking about the tower but the block around it.
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby Cliff Barnes » Fri May 29, 2009 2:48 pm

na Gopaleen wrote:The site is one of the best in the city when you look at issues such as road frontage, plenty of light and just the non clutter of the location. What ever is built here must be low in height. Any thing taller then 3 storey's will create a dark dull effect.


With the Elysian behind and City Quarter / The Clarion to the North you are looking at approval for 6 / 7 stories with a setback at roof level.

Great site and an opportunity to do something of quality there must not be lost.
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Re: Old Cork Warehouse Albert Qy

Postby malec » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:16 pm

I would like something taller and much much less bulky.
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