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Irish Architecture News

30 November 2007

Irish Heritage Trust acquires Fota House

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has announced that he has approved the acquisition of the prestigous heritage property, Fota House and Gardens, by the Irish Heritage Trust. The Irish...

22 November 2007

Carr Cotter & Naessens win Dún Laoghaire library competition

It was announced last week that the winner of the Architectural Competition to design a €35m Central Library & Cultural Centre for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, is the Cork based firm Carr Cotter...

22 November 2007

Two appeals to plan for former Viking centre in Temple Bar

Planning permission to turn the former Viking Adventure Centre in Temple Bar into a theatre complex has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála. One of the appellants fears the theatre could turn the...

22 November 2007

Arup engineers a sustainable agenda in its new offices

ARUP, the global design consultancy, has long been at the cutting-edge of modern building technology. So it is entirely appropriate that the firm’s Irish branch recently vacated an amalgam of Victorian houses on...

22 November 2007

O’Laoire: perfectly designed to preside over RIAI

Word is out that Sean O’Laoire of Murray O’Laoire Architects, is to be the next president of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). He will be seen as a popular...

22 November 2007

Gilroy McMahon selected to design Liberty Hall replacement

Gilroy McMahon has been appointed as the architects for the development of the Liberty Hall Project. An invitation for expressions of interest attracted 34 architectural practices across European. A short list of six...

22 November 2007

Ashtown development by McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects

The Ashtown development by McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects proposes to create 200+ residential units comprising of a mixture of apartments and duplexes. The urban design has been arranged to integrate, extend and be...

21 November 2007

First view: plans for former offices of The Irish Times

HKR architects has unveiled images of its design for the former building of The Irish Times which will involve restoring the D’Olier Street side to a shopping destination as was originally intended by...

20 November 2007

Clarence decision opposed

Conservationist Michael Smith has said he will appeal Dublin City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a €150 million demolition and rebuilding project involving the Clarence Hotel and five neighbouring properties. Mr...