|Housing for over 55’s
|Ballybough, Dublin 3
|Frank Cooney, Ian McDonald, Ana Paula Barbosa, Bryan Brady, Pedro Pinto
|Much of Dublin 3 was once claimed by the Irish sea and belonged to the infamous lord Charlemount, today Dublin 3 plays to a familiar scene from any modern European city.
These 29 dwellings located in the heart of Dublin 3, are now only within viewing distance of the Irish sea and Fairview park, on the banks of the Tolka river, and set amongst the backdrop of the great Croke Park.
This 5 storey building, terminates the vista at the east end of Clonliffe road, and reveals itself beneath its historic treelined avenue.
Its outer skin is crafted in brick and plaster, a homage to the simple construction techniques of historic Dublin, while its interior provides a modern network of dwellings for its 29 residents, with sunny south facing balconies cantilevered from its living spaces.