24 January, 2005

Going up

This model was on display in the County Hall of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council on the Marine Road in Dún Laoghaire. It shows a Planning Application for the MJ Flood site next to the Luas Terminus in the Sandyford Industrial Estate.

It seems like only a few years ago that I went on a site visit with the Architectural Association of Ireland to view the newly completed MJ Flood Offices. I remember being impressed with the sharp 45 degree angles corners and curtain walling of the existing building. That must be 15 years ago.

It doesn't seem like the worst site for a tall building. It would be adjacent to public transport and overlooks the reservoir. Plus it brings residents into an area that's the legacy of Le Corbusier's mono-functional view of planning. Now if only we had a carefully considered policy for high rise buildings locations within the County...