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Irish Architecture News

22 April 2008

‘Park in the Sky’ to provide wow factor

The success of the Guinness Storehouse in becoming Ireland’s number one visitor attraction inspired the “Park in the Sky” proposal for the Carlton site. If Guinness could draw so many people to a...

20 April 2008

Design with the environment in mind

David Heffernan’s architecture firm has gone through several phases since he set it up 30 years ago, and he sees environmental issues looming large in the next phase of development. Australian-born Heffernan set...

19 April 2008

Temple Bar chief backs U2 plan for Clarence

The architect at the centre of the 1990s regeneration of Temple Bar yesterday said if ambitious plans like those for U2’s Clarence Hotel were on the table back then he would have backed...

17 April 2008

Hotel design a major coup, says Edge

The demolition of the Clarence Hotel, Dublin, a protected structure, and its rebuilding to a design by British architect Norman Foster was “an incredible coup for Dublin city”, U2 guitarist and one of...

17 April 2008

Department objects to Clarence plan

The Department of the Environment has objected to the €150 million plans by U2 and their manager Paul McGuinness for a “world class” hotel featuring an elliptical flying saucer-like structure, based around the...

17 April 2008

‘A lot of designs are too clean’

Helle Søholt set up Gehl Architects with Jan Gehl in 2000. Jan has written a number of books on urban design and had had an academic life before setting up practice at the...

17 April 2008

Selling the markets area back to the people

There is a lot of knitting going on in north Dublin and the result will be a whole new city fabric. In the DIT Grangegorman site, masterplan architects DMOD and Moore Ruble Yudel...

17 April 2008

‘Planners need the confidence to say no sometimes’

Ken Shuttleworth used to work at Foster + Partners before setting up on his own – as Make Architects – in 2004. He has worked in collaboration with a number of practices including...

17 April 2008

John Roberts Weekend, Waterford 25th – 27th April 2008

This year the John Roberts Waterford is celebrating energy savings through the domestic built environment. This key event will be held on Friday 25th April in City Hall at 8.00p.m. with John Gormley,...

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