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Irish Architecture News

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...

20 November 2007

See RTE and die: it’s a world’s best building

The drab, box-like buildings at the RTE studios in Montrose in Donnybrook might not be everyone’s choice when it comes to picking the most significant architectural achievements in Ireland. But the studios have...

20 November 2007

Here’s one for the books

One thousand and one buildings you must see before you die — and no fewer than 13 of them are in Ireland. Well, that’s according to a new book, at any rate. Eager...