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Dublin Town Planning Competition 1914

Abstract The Dublin Town Planning Competition was held in 1914, with the aim to "elicit Plans and Reports of a preliminary and suggestive character, and thus obtain contributions and alternatives which may be of value towards the guidance of the future development of the City in its various directions". The Dublin civic survey report refers to the competition as the Aberdeen Competition, probably due to the prize for the best design which was presented by the Marquis of Aberdeen and Temair. Eight entries were submitted in total, each relating to the Greater Dublin area, taking in Howth, Glasnevin, Ashtown, Dundrum and Dalkey. The main headings for the proposals included: 1. Communications; 2. Housing; and 3. Metropolitan improvements. The submission by Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly and Arthur Kelly was awarded the prize in 1916. Due to major political and historical events, the winning entry was not officially published until 1922, with the final Civic Report not published until 1925. Out of the eight entries, only three are known to have survived.

Date
1914/1925
Genre
book Planning drawings Competition drawings
Extent
8 items
Type of resource
mixed material
Location of original
The new Dublin : a study in civics / by Charles Robert Ashbee and George Chettle - this manuscript copy is currently held in UCD Library, Special Collections. Entrant in the international Design for the Town Plan of Dublin competition, promoted by the Civics Institute of Ireland / by Frank Arthur Cushing Smith - these three drawings are held in the Irish Architectural Archive. Dublin of the future : the new town plan, being the scheme awarded the first prize in the international competition / by Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly and Arthur Kelly is held in UCD Library. The Dublin civic survey report / prepared by Horace T. O'Rourke, & the Dublin Civic Survey Committee for the Civics Institute of Ireland and The civic survey : Dublin and environs (accompanying maps collection) are held in UCD Library.
Repository
UCD Library Special Collections
Irish Architectural Archive
UCD Library
Repository reference
c0075
Language
English
Scope and content
This new collection, with the collaboration of the Irish Architectural Archive (who hold one of the entries), brings together for the first time online, all three surviving entries, plus the final report. The entries include: 1. The new Dublin : a study in civics / by Charles Robert Ashbee and George Chettle. 2. Entrant in the international Design for the Town Plan of Dublin competition, promoted by the Civics Institute of Ireland / by Frank Arthur Cushing Smith. Three drawings and accompanying label. 3. Dublin of the future : the new town plan, being the scheme awarded first prize in the international competition / by Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly and Arthur Kelly. This is the winning entry. 4. The Dublin civic survey report / prepared by Horace T. O'Rourke, & the Dublin Civic Survey Committee for the Civics Institute of Ireland. 5. The civic survey : Dublin and environs (accompanying maps collection)
Subjects
City planning–Ireland–Dublin
City planning–Competitions–Ireland
Suggested credit
"Dublin Town Planning Competition 1914," held by UCD Library Special Collections, UCD Library, and Irish Architectural Archive. © Various copyright holders - see individual records. Digital content: © University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view//view/ucdlib:33058>

Cited/referenced by
Bannon, Michael J.. "Dublin town planning competition: Ashbee and Chettle's 'New Dublin-A Study in Civics'". In: Planning Perspectives Volume 14, Issue 2. https://doi.org/doi:10.1080/026654399364274 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/026654399364274
Cited/referenced by
Bannon, Michael J.. Dublin Town Planning Competition: Ashbee and Chettle's The New Dublin - A Study in Civics (Planning and Environmental Policy Research Series; Occasional Paper No. 6). Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin. School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy (1998) http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6165

Record source
Descriptions created by staff of UCD Library, University College Dublin. Initial EAD record derived from MODS, with Description of Subordinate Coordinates section created separately.24 July 2014

Finding aid author
University College, Dublin. Library

1. The Dublin civic survey report

2. Dublin Town Planning Competition 1914 entries

2.1 Abercrombie, Kelly, and Kelly

2.2 Ashbee and Chettle

2.3 Cushing Smith


1.   The Dublin civic survey report

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The Dublin civic survey report (1925) [View]

    2

    The civic survey : Dublin and environs (1925) [View]


      2.   Dublin Town Planning Competition 1914 entries

      2.1   Abercrombie, Kelly, and Kelly

      3

      Dublin of the future : the new town plan, being the scheme awarded the first prize in the international competition (1922) [View]

        2.2   Ashbee and Chettle

        4

        The new Dublin : a study in civics (1914) [View]

          2.3   Cushing Smith

          5

          Sections & details of certain parts in the development of the city (1914) [View]

            6

            Housing Plans for Greater Dublin (1914) [View]

              7

              Greater Dublin : a general plan for the development of the city (1914) [View]

                8

                Thirtieth Annual Chicago Architectural Exhibition exhibit label (1917) [View]


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