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

U2 Tower, Ireland : Dublin Docklands Proposal

Irish tower building design by Foster + Partners Architects, UK

3 Nov 2008

U2 Tower

U2 Tower proposal + Britain Quay development
Date: 2007-
Design: 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

Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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image © Foster + Partners
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Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind
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image from architecture office
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Dublin, Republic of Ireland