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Irish Architecture News

02 October 2007

£1.5bn Titanic plan boost

The construction of a new £1.5bn Titanic Quarter development for Belfast today moved a step closer after the planners gave its second phase the green light. Environment Minister Arlene Foster announced outline planning...

01 October 2007

Insight into modern residential architecture with Open House Dublin 2007

Following on from its incredibly successful inaugural year, the Irish Architecture Foundation is delighted to announce that the second Open House Dublin weekend will take place from Friday October 19th to Sunday October...

01 October 2007

New Liberty Hall shortlist

A shortlist of six architects firms has been drawn up to design a replacement for Liberty Hall in the centre of Dublin. The winning candidate will be chosen at the end of this...

01 October 2007

A Vision for Dublin Bay

Dublin City Council is asking people to give their opinions on how the Dublin Bay and Port Area could best play a role in the city in the years to come. The City...

29 September 2007

Bring on the wrecking ball

Knock ‘em. Nuke ‘em. Let the wrecking ball swing. The news that two of Dublin’s most reviled buildings are to be demolished has revitalised the enduring national conversation concerning the very worst examples...

26 September 2007

Demolition of Hawkins House to open way for area’s redevelopment

Dublin’s most notorious office block – Hawkins House behind Burgh Quay – is to be demolished and replaced by a high density office complex to be owned jointly by the State and a...

25 September 2007

Bord Pleanála rejects Ringsend development

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for a major redevelopment of a site adjacent to the former Irish Glass Bottle factory in Ringsend, Dublin, citing concerns that it would be “premature” due to...

25 September 2007

Causeway blueprint at odds with guidelines

A commercial visitor centre blueprint for the Giant’s Causeway is hard to reconcile with official planning guidelines for the location, objectors have alleged. North coast developer Seymour Sweeney is on the brink of...

24 September 2007

NI ‘must adopt green house plan’

Irish government plans for greener housing should be introduced north of the border as well, Green Party assembly member Brian Wilson has said. New homes must contain an element of renewable energy such...