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Irish Architecture News

08 November 2007

New height hitch for U2 Tower

A major discrepancy between the winning scheme for the U2 Tower at Britain Quay in Dublin’s Docklands and the much taller structure intended to be built is revealed by a drawing obtained by...

08 November 2007

Why the design of play spaces is a serious business

To look at estate agents’ advertisements for new apartment schemes in Dublin’s docklands, you would think we had no children at all. “Images are all aimed at young professional people. There were no...

08 November 2007

Down on the farm – new homes from old buildings

We have a romantic image of farm buildings and rural life but when it comes to it many Irish people have turned their back on heritage buildings in favour of what they see...

07 November 2007

Commercial schemes do well at Opus design awards

A good few commercial developments have won prizes in this year’s Bank of Ireland Opus Architecture and Construction Awards including the Killanin Stand for the Galway races by EPR Architects; George’s Court in...

06 November 2007

Planning board rules against cable cars over Liffey

A developer’s vision of cable cars gliding over the river Liffey between the Guinness brewery and Docklands has suffered a setback from An Bord Plean├íla’s ruling that the project – dubbed “Suas” –...

05 November 2007

Council urged to rethink historic house plan

Westmeath County Council is being urged to reconsider plans for a commercial garden centre in the grounds of Belvedere House, near Mullingar, because the proposed development would compromise the setting of Ireland’s largest...

02 November 2007

Foster in firing line over U2 Tower

The never-ending controversy surrounding the proposed U2 tower in Dublin has taken yet another twist The never-ending controversy surrounding the proposed U2 tower in Dublin has taken yet another twist after conservationists warned...

31 October 2007

Architects seek 100 new staff to help with three-year growth plan

Leading Irish firm of architects Douglas Wallace said yesterday it will recruit 100 additional staff as part of growth plans which will see the company expand operations in Ireland, the UK and Europe...

31 October 2007

Ministers urged to save Kerry stone walls

Minister for the Environment John Gormley has been urged to intervene to save stone boundary walls along one of the most scenic stretches of the Ring of Kerry, which are currently being replaced...

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