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Irish Architecture News

15 April 2008

Town faces monstrous fate, all in the name of progress

Of all the travesties perpetrated in the name of progress in Ireland, this surely has to be the grimmest A fate is being proposed for the pleasant little town of Celbridge which is...

15 April 2008

North by northwest, a celebration of Liam McCormick

Liam McCormick, regarded as the “father of modern church architecture in Ireland”, was a giant of Irish architecture throughout the second half of the 20th century and one of only a handful of...

09 April 2008

Concrete: creating beauty from liquid stone

Contractors are getting better at working with concrete and so are architects, says David Bennett, concrete consultant, who has worked with many Irish architects over the years. He cites Scott Tallon Walker’s monument...

09 April 2008

No. 16 Henrietta Street, Dublin – Open Design Ideas Competition

The RIAI is running an open ideas design competition for the vacant site of No. 16 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 on behalf of Dublin City Council. The design competition for No. 16 Henrietta...

09 April 2008

Architects to represent Ireland at 2008 Venice Biennale announced

The architects who will represent Ireland at the 11th International Architecture Biennale in Venice have been selected. There was a strong response to the theme ‘The Lives of Spaces’ set for the Irish...

07 April 2008

Arnotts plan for ‘Northern Quarter’ rejected by board

Plans for a new “Northern Quarter” on the site of Arnotts department store in Dublin will have to go back to the drawing board following the rejection by An Bord Pleanála of several...

07 April 2008

Exhibition of Contemporary Landscape Architecture to open in Dublin

To celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month, the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) will be hosting An Exhibition of Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Ireland. The exhibition will run from April 21st-25th and April 28th –...

06 April 2008

Europan 9 Ireland Results announced

The RIAI and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government have announced the winners of Ireland’s first involvement with Europan. 2008 was the first year of Ireland’s participation in Europan with...

05 April 2008

Docks loaded with history

A resolutely romantic relationship between port city and its waterfront is captured in Malton’s The Marine School, which hangs in the National Gallery of Ireland. It’s an image we cling to and we...

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