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Irish Architecture News

18 October 2007

Dublin high-rise schemes rejected

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for two high-rise schemes in Dublin’s Digital Hub in the Liberties, saying that they would “seriously injure the residential amenities of the area”. Manor Park Homes...

18 October 2007

Gormley Announces Development of a New Policy On Architecture

Speaking at the launch of Open House Dublin 2007 by the Irish Achitecture Foundation, Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, today announced the development of a new...

17 October 2007

Clarence Hotel ‘may be sold’ if plans not approved

Failure to get approval for the ambitious scheme to redevelop and extend Dublin’s Clarence Hotel could lead to its owners – including U2’s Bono and The Edge – selling the property, city planners...

16 October 2007

Visit Dublin’s architectural heritage this weekend

Following on from its incredibly successful inaugural year, the Irish Architecture Foundation is delighted to announce that the second OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN weekend will take place from Friday October 19th to Sunday October...

15 October 2007

International Competition to design new Abbey Theatre

The Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Séamus Brennan T.D., today announced that that an International Design Competition will be held over the coming months to select a design for the new National...

14 October 2007

High rise — but not necessarily high art

A few years ago, the philosopher EF Schumacher propounded the idea that small was beautiful. He had a point and in a world where a new brutalism was becoming everywhere apparent — in...

14 October 2007

State’s planning veto under threat

The state is facing a landmark legal action that could overturn its right to intervene in the local planning process and veto county development plans. The action, which is due to come before...

12 October 2007

Docklands skyscraper to soar to 180m

The sensational new scheme has the rock band’s eggshaped recording studio suspended beneath a battery of vertical wind turbines and a huge solar panel at the top. This “energy centre” will raise the...

12 October 2007

Docklands announces Foster as provisional preferred architect for U2 Tower

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority has announced that Geranger Ltd, a consortium consisting of Ballymore Properties, Patrick McKillen and August Partners (U2 Band members and management) has been selected as the provisional preferred...

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