M132 Competition design for Belfast City HallAddress: Donegall Square, Belfast BT1 5GS
John Honeyman & Keppie entered the two-stage design competition for this major public building, but they did not progress beyond the first stage. No visual record of their design appears to survive, but a description published in 1898 says that it was partly modelled on 17th-century Scottish buildings such as Holyrood Palace and George Heriot's Hospital, both in Edinburgh, and partly on Italian Renaissance examples, and that it had a dome. 1
Authorship: This is one of over 270 jobs carried out in the office of John Honeyman & Keppie (Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh from 1901) during Mackintosh's time there. Mackintosh undoubtedly worked on many of these, but there is no specific evidence for his involvement in this case.
Alternative names: Belfast Municipal Buildings, Belfast Town Hall.
Grid Reference: NW 46241 29465
GPS coordinates: lat = 54.596449, lng = -5.930025 (Map)
1: Glasgow Herald, 12 March 1898, p. 4