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Irish Architecture News

10 June 2003

Heneghan Peng Architects win Grand Egyptian Museum competition

Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects have won the international architectural competition to design the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza. The open architectural competition attracted 1557 designs from 83 countries, most likely the largest global...

15 January 2003

Arts Council of Northern Ireland takes the lead on architecture

The Arts Council today unveiled a ground-breaking policy on the built environment, set to transform the design quality of new buildings and the way public space is developed across Northern Ireland. The policy,...

25 November 2002

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage launched

Mr. Martin Cullen, T.D., Minister for the Environment and Local Government has launched the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage series of publications at the Custom House, Dublin. (The Minister’s Speech in full) The...

06 October 2002

Jedi Archives Clones Long Room, Trinity Attacks

The above image is a shot of the Long Room Library, Trinity College of Dublin. Or is it? Actually it’s not, it’s an image of the Jedi Archives in the most recent episode...

10 December 2000

Going Dutch

Cork, the most voluptuous of Irish cities with its bow-fronted terraces and winding main thoroughfare, has gained a curvaceous addition. The design for the exhibitions wing at the Crawford municipal art gallery by...

09 December 2000

Conservation is the key to the castle

Few castles in Ireland possess as majestic a defensive setting as that of Dunamase, a medieval stone fortress in Co Laois, about four miles outside Portlaoise. The fact that it stands high over...

09 December 2000

A ‘national loss’

While we often express a keen interest in our country’s history, in Ireland we rarely move beyond paying token lip service to its material manifestations. At present, there is almost no better example...

09 December 2000

Poor housing design may mean refusal, planner warns

The chairman of Bord Pleanala has criticised the poor quality of design in many new housing developments and warned about planning refusals as a result. John O’Connor said in some developments there had...

30 November 2000

Castletownshend says ‘no’ to housing plan

A proposed development of 100 houses for the tiny West Cork village of Castletownshend has proved unifying with 93 per cent of the residents opposed to it. A committee formed at a public...