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3XN Offer Green Dublin Vision

Leading Danish designers 3XN have come up with this vision of eco-living in Dublin called Bifrost.

It's been designed as one constant wave that rises and falls to peaks and troughs steep enough to be dramatic but curved enough to exhibit a sense of grace fitting into the skyline like some sort of man-made mountain range.

The plans are overwhelmingly futuristic in a retro sense and more something that we would expect to see in Thunderbirds. There's a structural diagrad, oodles of iPod white and the odd splash of vivid colour via some bright orange.

A gradually shifting colour palette of autumn leaves and pink blossom works both inside and outside as the structure winds its way allowing views where the interior and exterior are visible from a distance to contrast with each other instead of providing a monolithic whole.

Arranged as a continuous unbroken building, a sort of organic Park Hill for the 21st century, the building is split up into a series of different areas that offer a total of 186,000 square meters of high density mixed-use space.

With no less than 7 different lobbies catering for separate uses of the building including retail, hotel, theatre, sport, offices and residential space. There's even a helipad on the top of the tallest section for those who really want to make an entrance.

Inside the figures of 8 are two large areas, one of which is accessible to the public and the other that will be for occupiers of the scheme, criss-crossed by a series of sky-bridges. It's in these internal areas that the shape of the building really comes into it's own - by being arranged in such a way that the direct sunlight penetration can be the maximum so it can reach the full height without completely overshadowing the interior.

There could also be substantial amounts of greenery on the large number of balconies and terraces that make up the sloping sides giving the structure a Hanging Garden of Babylon appearance and a more natural feeling to go with the organic curves and clean white.

Unfortunately, despite the sheer daringness on show, Dublin is unlikely to see Bifrost. The scheme has been prepared for a competition into the future of the site. Even if it won, the notoriously hard-to-please planning authorities in the Irish capital would see it dumbed to death insuring the scheme will remain little more than an architect's vision.

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