Alliance Building at the Gasworks, Dublin. Ireland

O’Mahony Pike Architects
Date Built
Barrow Street, Dublin, Ireland
The Alliance is a unique residential building created within the cast iron frame of a former gasometer.  It forms one element of a housing complex offering a wide range of dwelling types within a pedestrianized area. 

Savills describe the Alliance as, "an unparalleled icon of central Dublin’s landscape and architecture." adding that, "The Alliance provides 210 luxury private residential apartments, all generously proportioned and fitted to an extremely high standard, with plentiful car parking provided over four basement levels. Set within a spectacular open air atrium, the building provides 8 one bedroom apartments on ground level and 202 two bedroom apartments on ground and eight upper storeys."

An article on the website by Donal O'Donovan on Thursday June 07 2012 was headed "Firm Linked to the Kennedys snap up 'Gasworks" building for €40m"  O'Donovan reports that,

"APARTMENTS in one of Dublin's most high profile developments have been sold for around €190,000 each to an investment fund linked to the Kennedy political dynasty.

California-based Kennedy Wilson yesterday closed a €40m deal to buy the landmark 'Gasworks' apartment block close to Dublin city.

The firm is understood to manage part of the Kennedy family fortune and Bobby Shriver, a nephew of John F Kennedy, is a senior adviser to the firm.

.....  It is one of the most unusual buildings built in Dublin during the boom, and is popular with workers at Google's nearby European headquarters, as well as other new media ventures in the area.

Rental income is understood to be €3.25m per year."