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Irish Architecture News

04 December 2007

O’Donnell & Tuomey’s Photographers Gallery wins planning in London

Celebrated Dublin architect O’Donnell & Tuomey has received planning permission for its new £16 million building for the Photographers Gallery in London. The six storey building, to be located in the heart of...

03 December 2007

Building plans give U2 hometown blues

Abroad, the biggest rock band on the planet are lauded as the champions of the poor and the conscience of rich nations normally indifferent to global poverty. But at home in their native...

03 December 2007

Plans to restore Leinster Lawn to be reviewed

Plans to restore Leinster Lawn, which was paved over almost 10 years ago to create a “temporary” car park for the Dáil, are to be reviewed at an Oireachtas Commission meeting next week....

02 December 2007

OPW issues request for tenders for adviser to new Abbey Theatre

The Office of Public Works is looking for a specialist adviser to help oversee the proposed new Abbey Theatre project. The OPW has issued a request for tenders, seeking providers of theatre consultancy...

01 December 2007

Architects offer alternative to Tiernan’s Arthur’s Quay plans

A top Limerick architectural firm has presented a radical alternative to the propsed demolition of the Arthur’s Quay complex to the city planners. In a detailed submission to Limerick City Council last week,...

30 November 2007

Irish Heritage Trust acquires Fota House

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has announced that he has approved the acquisition of the prestigous heritage property, Fota House and Gardens, by the Irish Heritage Trust. The Irish...

22 November 2007

Carr Cotter & Naessens win Dún Laoghaire library competition

It was announced last week that the winner of the Architectural Competition to design a €35m Central Library & Cultural Centre for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, is the Cork based firm Carr Cotter...

22 November 2007

Two appeals to plan for former Viking centre in Temple Bar

Planning permission to turn the former Viking Adventure Centre in Temple Bar into a theatre complex has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála. One of the appellants fears the theatre could turn the...

22 November 2007

Arup engineers a sustainable agenda in its new offices

ARUP, the global design consultancy, has long been at the cutting-edge of modern building technology. So it is entirely appropriate that the firm’s Irish branch recently vacated an amalgam of Victorian houses on...

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