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The new  St Teresa’s Gardens complex in Dublin 8

Stephen Coyne writes:

Railings as far as the eye can see.

The Liberties newest street is a ‘road’ – Margaret Kennedy Road, fronting onto what will be a regenerated St Teresa’s Gardens. 54 new social housing units.

But why not a ‘street’? Why not city centre character?


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  1. Broadbag

    ”Why not city centre character?” Don’t worry, give them a few weeks and it will be wrecked and full of ”character”.

    1. goldenbrown

      yep….it’s usually evidence of more crappy modern building practices

      it’s called efflorescence

      caused by prolonged wet seeping through the brick, the water dissolves salts inside the brick while moving through it and when it evaporates it deposits the scum of salt on the surface. gross.

      funnily people think brick is a barrier, it’s actually the opposite, it’s a sponge and on a lot of these recent modern buildings it’s used as a decorative cladding almost, a skin, as opposed to being an intrinsic structural component but the builders forget the sealant or there’s a lack of properly implemented cappings, flashings or sometimes it’s bad design

      janey mac, it’s all damp problems today!

  2. dylad

    A road connects two points (anything can be a road) – streets are public ways which have buildings on either side.

    1. Junkface

      Ha ha! It does actually look like a prison. I know its not finished though.

      Did Irish architects get to play with Lego as children? If so, it must have been a very limited box, only red bricks and windows in there.

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