U2 Tower Dublin, Britian Quay: U2 Tower Dublin Docklands

U2 Tower Dublin, Dublin Docklands Building, Ireland, Design, Project, News, Proposal

U2 Tower, Ireland : Dublin Docklands Proposal

Irish tower – design by Foster + Partners Architects

3 Nov 2008

U2 Tower

U2 Tower proposal + Britian Quay development
2007-
Foster + Partners

Abandoned 31 Oct 2008
Dublin Docklands Development Authority suspend construction plans indefinably due to economic conditions.

Landmark skyscraper proposed in 2000
Location: Sir John Rogerson’s Quay / Britain Quay, South Docklands
Apartments with recording studio owned by the rock band U2 in at the top
Estimated cost of €200m
Height: uncomfirmed

Design competition for the U2 tower oct 2002, announced feb 2003
Entries: 530

Winning entry later disqualified because the DDDA had lost the details

Aug 2003 twisting tower design selected
winner: Burdon Dunne/Craig Henry (BCDH Architects)
Design approved on Oct 2006

Tender bid Oct 2007 from Geranger – consortium of property developers and U2
Geranger commissioned a new design by Foster + Partners

U2 Tower design : Foster + Partners


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U2 Tower architect Foster + Partners

Dublin Docklands Development Authority established in 1999

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Foster & Partners
U2 Hotel Dublin
image © Foster + Partners
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Clarence Hotel owned (at time of writing) by Bono & The Edge, from U2

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Studio Daniel Libeskind
Grand Canal Square Dublin
image from architect
Grand Canal Square Dublin

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