July 7, 2004 at 2:29 pm #707200AnonymousInactive
Penny Lewis, the editor of Prospect Magazine, Scotland’s top architecture Magazine will be visiting Dublin this weekend for the RIBA Conference.
She asked me to list what I would consider to be the most interesting but out of the way buildings… of the beaten track so to speak, so no point listing the spike, for example because you can’t miss it.
I have said:
Utility Building in Clontarf by Tom de Paor
Chocolate Soup by Graven Images
Ussher Library Trinity
Medical Research Labs UCD by O’Donnell Tuomey
Timber Research Lab UCD BY McCulloch Mulvin
Student Centre UCD by Murray O’Laoire
Urban Institute UCD by Grafton Architects
New Residences Temple Bar by De Blacam Meagher
Ardoyne Mews Ballsbridge by Design Strategies
Any more ?:)
July 7, 2004 at 2:37 pm #743987Andrew DuffyParticipant
Fingal County Hall (Bucholz McEvoy) might be a good one.
July 7, 2004 at 2:39 pm #743988AnonymousInactive
I’ve only ever seen that in the mags Andrew…it looks very good indeed right enough but I did’nt know how far out it would be, in truth
July 7, 2004 at 5:24 pm #743989RichardCParticipant
It’s fairly close to the Airport , perhaps 2 miles north on the main street in Swords.
A quick courtesy call on the way in to town from the airport would add maybe 30 minutes to the journey, more if you hopped out for a closer look.
July 7, 2004 at 7:15 pm #743990Craig DavisParticipant
– Liffey House, Tara Street by Donnelly Turpin
– North King Street apartments by Grafton Archs
– A walk around the IFSC
– Baldoyle Library by FKL
– Ranelagh School by Oâ€™Donnell + Tuomey
July 7, 2004 at 7:56 pm #743991
5 that are underappreciated / off the map:
Grand Canal Basin – ESAT by de Blacam & Meagher, glass ‘tower’ by Shay Cleary, and Millennium Tower and new apartments (nearing completion), both by O’Mahony Pike
Clarion Quay in Docklands by Gerry Cahill, McGarry Ni Eanaigh & Derek Tynan
Marrowbone Lane – community centre by Henchion Reuter and Foyer by Brady Mallalieu, within 200 yards of each other
Calatrava’s Liffey bridge at Usher’s Island
Balgaddy A housing scheme in Clondalkin by Howley Harrington
5 classics (outwith the Canals):
Sir Edwin Lutyens’s War Memorial, Islandbridge (1930s)
John Johansen’s American Embassy, Ballsbridge (1960s)
Sam Stephenson’s Institute for Advanced Studies, Burlington Road (1970s)
Arthur Gibney’s Irish Management Institute, Sandyford (1970s)
Ronnie Tallon’s RTE’s campus, Donnybrook (the same architect since 1960)
2 ‘secret treasures’ to complete a worthy dozen:
de Blacam & Meagher’s ‘handed’ recreation of Loos’s American Bar (Vienna) on the first floor of Trinity’s Dining Hall (you must be invited by a Fellow of the College) (1987)
O’Donnell + Tuomey’s press room / reception centre, tucked away in the north-west corner of Dail Eireann, Kildare Street (you normally must be invited by a TD (Irish MP) to get in) (2002)
July 7, 2004 at 8:40 pm #743992shaunParticipant
– Dun Laoghaire town hall
– Rathmines town hall
– Mc Kee Barracks, Phoenix park
– Iveagh baths and buildings
July 7, 2004 at 10:12 pm #743993AnonymousParticipant
I hate being so late the good ones are nearly all taken.
Bord Na Mona HQ 76 Lwr Baggot St
Flemings Court in Flemings Place
3 mews houses on Waterloo Lane
July 7, 2004 at 11:00 pm #743994DevinParticipant
The Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise (joke)
July 8, 2004 at 8:11 am #743995AnonymousInactive
Can’t argue with the five classics Trace, particularly Sam Stephenson’s Institute for Advanced Studies. The last time Penny visited Dublin though I think it was ten years ago, so it’s the recent stuff she is interested in.
What about Leinster House, the new work by O’Donnell Toumey?
Small but according to the AAI Awards Assessors ” very beautiful” is it accessible?
July 8, 2004 at 8:46 am #743996
Sorry for causing confusion, aland, by using the project’s Irish form: ODT’s work at Leinster House is actually the final project I listed (Dail Eireann, pronounced something like ‘Doll Air-run’). It’s well worth trying to blag your way in past security or nobble a passing TD who’s got a few minutes to spare. Pretty miniscule compared to EMBT’s Hollyrood, though!
July 8, 2004 at 8:52 am #743997AnonymousInactive
miniscule yeah, but a lot more restrained than Holyrood, Trace.
No one’s mentioned Benson and Forsyth’s gallery addition, is that a must see then, too obvious to mention?
July 8, 2004 at 10:11 am #743998
No need to seek it out, as it’s the venue for the end-of-conference party on Saturday evening! It’s got great scale but fiddly (shoddy) details…
July 8, 2004 at 1:34 pm #743999shadowParticipant
“fiddly (shoddy) details…” better not look too close at the other buildings listed above.
July 8, 2004 at 1:40 pm #744000AnonymousInactive
……………….touched a raw nerve, shadow?
July 8, 2004 at 3:18 pm #744001d_d_dallasParticipant
Devin – hahaha!
July 8, 2004 at 5:25 pm #744002shadowParticipant
aland, not really, but there is a limit to believing the PR
July 8, 2004 at 8:44 pm #744003GrahamHParticipant
Be careful in the toliets – still wary of them plasterboard walls…
July 9, 2004 at 8:41 am #744004AnonymousInactive
woaaaaaa Graham, that’s more than we really need to know.
July 9, 2004 at 12:53 pm #744005-Donnacha-Participant
How about The Helix? Or is that too far across the Liffey? I have to disagree with Swords being too far to go to see Fingal County Hall – five fecking minutes from the airport?!
Also, I think Ballymun is worth a look, if only for the scale of what’s being done.
July 9, 2004 at 7:24 pm #744006GrahamHParticipant
Don’t forget the Jervis Centre loos – the swankiest in town.
July 9, 2004 at 8:31 pm #744007Paul ClerkinKeymaster
The Helix is terrible architecturally and not worth crossing the road to see – the main entrance foyer is like something from a tacky cruise liner…
July 12, 2004 at 1:48 pm #744008FrankParticipant
National library James Joyce Exhibition is worth looking at.
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