City Hospital – facade

City Hospital - facade

Dominating the Belfast skyline, the yellow tower block can be seen from various corners of the city.

The site was originally a workhouse and later became a hospital but it was in 1986 that flamboyant avant garde architect Louis Adair Roche designed and built one of the tallest buildings in Ireland, turning away from aesthetic conformity.

Belfast City Hospital is now one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings and has continued to divide public opinion for years.