Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> West Pier Pumping Station [graphic]
West Pier Pumping Station
|Main Creator:||Hughes, Omer, photographer|
The West Pier Pumping Staton replaces a storage tank built almost a century ago, when raw sewage was pumped out to sea along side the West Pier. The new station pumps it to Ringsend through a pipeline buried under the sea bed, where it is treated. The complex consists of a series of three buildings clad in light natural granite with a dark limestone horizontal band. The pitched roofs, which are in black natural slate, give the buildings the look of Japanese pagodas. For his unusual design, the architect Paul O'Toole, received the Architect Award in the Sunday Independent/Irish Life Arts Award 1991. During the construction, the old storage tank was isolated and a period of cleaning and repairs commenced. Remarkably, it was found to be in good condition, needing only minor repairs and pointing, and the century old tank is now used as a storm water storage tank with a car park on top with a capacity for 100 cars. The artist Hugh Lorigan was commissioned to design a series of large cermic jars with a water theme, which now stand in the entrance lobby. The scheme was formally opened on the 6th March 1992.
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Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 1; frame number: 23A
Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society
Photograph taken at 10:00, 00 000 1994.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
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|OOP_1/23A||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.