nonzero\architecture | Peter Grueneisen FAIA | U2 Docklands Tower Competition
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U2 Docklands Tower Competition

Dublin, Ireland


An open international competition was held for the design of a mixed-use high-rise tower in the Dublin Docklands. The program called for residential and commercial uses, as well as for an allotted space for a studio for the band U2 on the two top floors.


The dynamic shapes of intertwined leaning towers and a floating base address the iconic location of the building at the entrance to the docks. Hanging gardens serve the residential and commercial uses and provide greenery and fresh air.


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mixed-use tower, office, residential, music recording studio

18-story high-rise, architecture

competition submitted 2003



Commercial, Residential