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Irish Architecture News

29 February 2008

Dublin split over the U2 Tower

Dubliners like a good debate and a recent hot topic of discussion has been the U2 Tower, the development in the city’s docks area that has earned its nickname through the involvement of...

29 February 2008

Wexford Opera House set for July completion

The building would set new standards for theatre design and, specifically for opera house design in Ireland, the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism Séamus Brennan said yesterday as he performed the topping...

28 February 2008

HKR, Make and Gehl to redesign Dublin’s City Markets

A collaborative design team formed by HKR Architects, Make Architects and Gehl Architects has been selected to redesign and redevelop Dublin’s famous City Markets. Focusing on the redesign and revival of the site...

28 February 2008

Designs on their neighbours’ architect

One of the owners of this Edwardian house in Highgate, north London, the daughter of an Irishman who made his fortune in London, grew up here. As an adult she returned to live...

27 February 2008

Plan for ‘Dart underground’ in Dublin unveiled

Iarnród Éireann’s planned underground link between Dublin Docklands and Heuston Station in Dublin would have almost twice the capacity of Metro North, featuring stations at the back and front gates of Dáil Éireann,...

26 February 2008

De Paor Architects arthouse cinema proposal for Galway

Currently on display in Galway City Hall is this proposal for a new arthouse cinema close to the City Museum. Designed by Tom dePaor, the scheme features several cinemas stacked above each other...

25 February 2008

An Irishman’s Diary: Baggot Street

Dublin’s Baggot Street is a most interesting architectural curiosity, with the two parts of the street dating from different periods. Lower Baggot Street is fundamentally Georgian, while Upper Baggot Street is mostly Victorian....

24 February 2008

New regulations to drive market in green buildings

The market for sustainable commercial property is starting to take shape. New building regulations will impact on the commercial sector later this year. This means sustainability looks likely to play a more prevalent...

22 February 2008

Two rival designs for development of Dún Laoghaire unveiled

A multimillion-euro plan to transform Dún Laoghaire’s coastline into a “world-class” tourist attraction was unveiled yesterday. Two designs for the site along the East Pier to Sandycove were presented to councillors at a...

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