Ugly as Jervis?
June 24, 1999 at 11:21 am #704606TS A RoduibhParticipant
For all the raised level of awareness about architectural value and urban environments in recent years how is it possible that the bale-of-bricks that is the Jervis shopping centre was allowed. Its sheer bulk and height would alone be cause for anxiety at the planning stage while the non-descript, and edge-of-motorway, ugly ‘design’ should have prevented its receipt of planning approval. Why is it not listed as one of the ugliest buildings for the vote page? For its ugliness, size, location and recent construction it surely deserves to be shortlisted.
June 26, 1999 at 2:05 pm #711825AnonymousParticipant
I disagree! Have you ever even been in the Jervis Centre? Its quite an excellent piece of architecture both inside and out, in my opinion. While the car-park may be a bit bulky, its certainly not as bad as any other multi-storeys in Dublin. I can accept that some people might think that the Centre is not the best modern building in Dublin, but it is certainly sympathetic to its dreadful surroundings and I don’t think it’s in any way ugly.
June 26, 1999 at 4:42 pm #711826AnonymousParticipant
PoMo trash. It provides the most compelling argument for high-rise in Dublin – tall buildings all around might hide its bulk. The view across the River from Dame Street (yes, there is one) has changed forever.
September 10, 2006 at 9:12 pm #711827archipimpParticipant
i like the dome on top it works well and that front is good,the rest is not great but its no-where near the worst thing out there(irish life mall)
December 21, 2009 at 4:04 pm #711828-Donnacha-Participant
Jervis SC is hideous.
Even as a shopping centre it is already dated and grotesque.
The multi-storey car park is especially offensive and should never have been allowed.
Dublin’s skyline has been assaulted by so many of these recessed extra floors on top, such as the Irish Times building, they cannot be allowed to get away with it. It looks worse then if the upper floors were not recessed.
Did the hospital have any interesting interiors? Does anybody have any photographs? Was was the building to the south (to the right as you are looking at the main facade) like?
So many atrocities have happened in Dublin in recent years, the Westin Hotel being another example.
There are a number of opportunities now to reclaim some of Dublin
> Persuade SIPTU to build their new Liberty hall somewhere in the docklands so that the current liberty hall could be demolished and replaced with something low rise – a new abbey?
> Hawkins House could be demolised
>O’Connell Bridge House demolished
Totally unrealistic, but think of the possibilities!
PS what is happening with the Clarence hotel?
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