Ireland’s Contemporary Architecture

We all know Ireland has amazing historical buildings and architecture, but in recent years more and more modern buildings have been appearing and they look outstanding. We’re taking a look at some of our favourite contemporary architecture you can find. Know of any more buildings we should feature? Let us know…

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – Dublin

bord gáis energy theatre

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is a 2,111-capacity theatre in Dublin which opened in 2010. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, this building is eye-catching on the Grand Canal Dock area, complimenting the 3 Arena nearby. It’s a touring theatre for ballet, opera, musicals and concerts and is worth a reported €4.5 million.

Dwelling at Maytree – Wicklow


This 2 storey house in Wicklow is one of our favourite pieces of architecture we have found. Designed by ODOS in 2008, it was the replacement of an old 1940’s cottage on the same site and sits in the hillside.

Samuel Beckett Bridge – Dublin


This cable-stayed bridge in Dublin opened up in 2009 and has become part of the scenery. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, it joins Sir John Rogerson’s Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall Quay in the Docklands area.


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