1968 – Eblana BDA design for Wood Quay, Dublin

Architect: Eblana / BDA


One of six entries displayed after a developer-led invited competition for new Civic Offices on Wood Quay in Dublin. Stephenson Gibney were eventually selected, but their buildings were never completed as designed.

“The Eblana BDA scheme follows the main line of the corporation’s brief which calls for the opening of views of the cathedral from the river front. We attempted to integrate the cathedral into the design making infact a cathedral precinct. Our design preference was for a cluster of buildings rather than one large building – this results in a series of linked urban spaces, or multilevel terraces, taking up the different levels between the cathedral and the riverfront.” RTE ‘Wednesday Report’, 29 October 1969.