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Irish Architecture News

23 September 2007

Why U2 still haven’t got what they’re looking for

Seven years after it was first mooted, the proposed U2 tower for Dublin’s docklands remains strangled in red tape, design-related disagreements and planning squabbles. The U2 tower was intended to define the docklands...

20 September 2007

An Irish House Hides in Plain Sight

One afternoon in August, in this rural village in County Leitrim in Western Ireland, Grace Weir and Joe Walker climbed the nearest hill visible from their living room. It was only a mile...

20 September 2007

Bord rejects development near Heuston Station

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for a landmark development at the headquarters of Hickey’s Fabrics on Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, criticising its scale, massing and design as “bland and repetitive”. Scott...

20 September 2007

Plan for €750m Arnotts scheme appealed

Arnotts proposal for a €750 million redevelopment of its landholding between Henry Street and Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála. Eight parties have appealed planning permission for...

20 September 2007

White Star wins Commercial Architecture Award

White Star House, Queens Island, Belfast by architects Scott Wilson, incorporating Ferguson McIlveen, has won an award in the inaugural Commercial Architecture Awards. The Commercial Architecture Awards celebrate the very best recent work...

19 September 2007

Dockland scheme to express ‘vitality of Dublin’

The revised master plan for Grand Canal Square in Docklands, with a diamond-like 2,000-seat theatre as its centrepiece, will provide “an architectural expression of the vitality of Dublin”, according to its designer, perky...

18 September 2007

Irish Sustainable Building Show opens Thursday

A highlight of this year’s Irish Sustainable Building Show, which is now in its third year, will be the sustainable wooden house which will be located by the show entrance. Building begins on...

17 September 2007

Omagh memorial’s design to be shown

The winning design for the Omagh Bomb Memorial, by a Dublin design team, will be unveiled in the Co Tyrone town tomorrow. In April, the Omagh Memorial Working Group launched the public art...

17 September 2007

Academy to reopen as offices

The former Academy Cinema on Pearse Street, Dublin, previously the Antient Concert Rooms, which has been derelict for more than 30 years, is to be reopened next month. The building, which has associations...