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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...

12 October 2007

Prospects rise for U2’s Dublin hotel by Foster

Controversial plans by Foster & Partners and rock band U2 to revamp one of Dublin’s hippest hotels received a boost this week, winning cautious support from city councillors. Dublin City council member Kevin...

12 October 2007

Experience Open Space at Open House Dublin

Open Space is a special programme of walking, boat and cycling tours, devised by Alan Mee and David O’Connor of Urban Design Ireland. Open Space focuses on the essential spaces ‘in between’ –...

11 October 2007


¡MANAÑA!, a series of dialogues between Spanish and Irish architects centring on the theme of public architecture takes place this November. Presented by the Cervantes Institute in association with the AAI, this collaboration...

11 October 2007

26-storey tower planned for site in Dublin 8

Manor Park Homebuilders has submitted a planning application for a scaled down version of the “mini-Manhattan” development it was refused permission for last year in Dublin’s Digital Hub in Dublin 8. This time...

10 October 2007

Not just heritage buildings, Open House Dublin shows the best in contemporary work

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...

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