Busáras/Áras Mhic Dhiarmada

Photo: Sarah Doheny

Busáras/Áras Mhic Dhiarmada

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Saturday 13 October, 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday 14 October, 12.00pm – 4.00pm

An example of the international Modernist Style, and strongly influenced by Le Corbusier, Busáras attracted much international attention when it was completed after the Second World War. The building was designed to house a bus terminus and transport company offices. It also featured a small newsreel cinema to occupy travellers. The bright and colourful top floor restaurant was originally meant to be public: a restaurant during the day and a nightclub in the evening. Constructed of reinforced concrete with Portland stone cladding, and decorated with mosaics by Patrick Scott, Busáras remains one of the landmarks of modern architecture in Ireland.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Wheelchair accessible.

Designed by: Michael Scott
Building Date: 1952
Location: Store St, North Dock, Dublin 1

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