Re: Re: “Modern” Protected Structures in Dublin
I nominate the New Ireland Building at 7-9 Dawson Street as worthy of inclusion and after the Carrolls Building it is probably the most expensive build of the 1960’s in Dublin Offices.
This building desreves inclusion for three reasons:
Firstly it captures the mood of the time by drawing on Celtic inspriation for its detailing and that for the first time in commercial architecture that Irish imagary was the way to go; this building more than any other is a manifestation of the 1960’s economic revival and Lemass and his less note worthy fellow travellers.
Secondly the doors are in themselves a fine peice of work and indicative that thibuilding was to make a statement even if they are not to everyone’s taste.
Thirdly the quality work was not just confined to the main facade but the side elevation also received an above average spec