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RIAI Gold Medal Winner 1953-1955

  • Busaras
  • Architect:
    Michael Scott
  • Award Year: 1953-1955
  • Location: Dublin


Built between 1947 and 1953, Busaras was the first major work of modern architecture in post-war Dublin. Influenced by le Corbusier and the early International Modern Style, its architectural significance was immediately recognized outside Ireland.

The building was designed to house a bus terminus and transport company offices; it also featured a small newsreel cinema to occupy travelers. Constructed of reinforced concrete with Portland stone cladding, Busaras remains one of the landmarks of modern architecture in Ireland.