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Temple Bar Apartment Building

De Blacam and Meagher

Europa | Dublino

This project for a tall building in the Temple Bar area of Dublin is a response to the street-making idea in the city.  The Dublin Planning Policy said ‘It is appropriate to produce inventive, modern, architectural design, echoing rather than mimicking traditional architectural forms, and, above all, demonstrating, in modern terms, the unique qualities of this part of Temple Bar which lies within the former Medieval walled city.’
The site of the project is at the corner of Lord Edward Street and Upper Exchange Street. Upper Exchange Street, which approaches the crest of the hill where the Castle and Cathedral were built, is the medieval route from the quays to the Castle.
The project comprises the five-storey south block and the nine-storey tower separated by a granite staircase which gives residents access to the rear courtyard garden. A recess formed in the plan which...

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