1979 – Unbuilt Design for Taoiseach’s Residence, Dublin

Architect: Zaha Hadid




Design submitted to architectural competition for an Official residence of the Irish Prime Minister. It was intended to build a Taoiseach’s official residence and State guest house on the site of the former Apostolic nunciature in Phoenix Park, at a cost of around £4 million. The connection with the garden and among the buildings was through a parabolic road and a covered walkway. That offered an independence and an own entity for each residence whereas they were connected through a landscape perspective. Evans & Shalev Architects were judged to be the winner, before a change of government meant cancellation of the project.

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