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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...

09 October 2007

Box Architecture and Hackett & Hall makes YAYA 2007 finals

Two Irish firms, one from Dublin and one from Belfast, have made the list of twenty finalists for YAYA 2007. Box Architecture was created in 1997 in Dublin by David Dwyer and Gary...

08 October 2007

Dublin City Council to develop new vision for Liberties

Dublin City Council today launched a new urban regeneration project for the Liberties area in Dublin’s inner city, to be developed in close consultation with the local community. The City Council will work...

07 October 2007

New Director at HKR

HKR Architects (HKR), is pleased to announce the appointment of John Brophy as Director of HKR. John brings a wealth of architectural experience to HKR’s growing Irish and international practice through his significant...

06 October 2007

Do we have the vision to build a shining new city?

You are probably too young to remember them pulling down the Theatre Royal. People used to go to Hawkins Street to watch the demolition and read the notices that said “positively final week...

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