This complex designed by Herbert Simms was influenced by what was happening in Amsterdam in the 1930s and these flats are unusual in that they have a mixture of rendered surfaces and brickwork.
September 28, 2018 was the 70th anniversary of the death of Herbert George Simms, Dublin’s pioneering Housing Architect.
Herbert Simms is remembered as a dedicated social innovator and even today his buildings are noted for their interior and exterior design. Simms designed apartment buildings that replaced tenements, giving people a new way of living.
Simms managed the construction of 17,000 flats and houses across Dublin and was a champion of the role public housing can play in sustaining urban communities. However, most were built in the 1930s and are no longer in good condition and as a result it was reported in a number of newspapers
that older flat complexes built by Simms were to be de-listing and demolition by Dublin City Council.
At this stage there is no evidence that any of the complexes designed by Simms are to be delisted or demolished.