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With this competition it must be remembered that the design competition forms only one part of a comprehensive urban renewal strategy.

The vision behind the Dunlaoirghe stategy was to use the Southern French model based upon seafront development.

An attempt to harness the leisure potential of the sea as catalyst for ancilliary development.

In this context I think both Liebskind and Skidmore have designed very good submissions. As they are both cutting edge modern while keeping an overall maritime theme.

The setting is traditional maritime and to design anything less striking would fail to give the building a landmark status.

Both designs are excellent and have highlighted the lack of ambition amongst some of the largest practices in Ireland.

Between the redevelopment of the park into the pavilions and this project Dunlaoighre is finally re-emerging is Dublins most important suburb.

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