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23 October 2007

Pier D at Dublin airport to open this weekend

Dublin airport is to begin the phased opening of its €120 million Pier D on Sunday next, with six of the planned 12 new boarding gates opening for passenger traffic. The new pier...

22 October 2007

Architect survey rejects U2 hotel

U2 should not be allowed to go ahead with their ambitious plans to transform the Clarence Hotel, according to a survey of architects. Online architecture discussion board, Archiseek, found that more than three-quarters...

20 October 2007

The jury’s out on the new Abbey

So, the next step towards the new Abbey was taken this week on a moist and unprepossessing morning, when Minister for Arts Séamus Brennan announced the selection jury for the international architectural competition...

19 October 2007

Is Foster’s plan for Clarence Hotel a threat to Dublin?

Dublin has already experienced the disastrous effect of signature architecture in the wrong place, says Kevin Duff; while Robert Payne argues that it is a chance for Foster to create a remarkable building....

19 October 2007

Architecture policy to be reviewed

The Government’s architecture policy is to be reviewed, with more emphasis on sustainable development and urban design, Minister for the Environment John Gormley announced yesterday. Speaking at the launch of the Irish Architecture...

19 October 2007

Olympic bridge design competition won by Irish team

Dublin-based architects Heneghan Peng, in collaboration with Adams Kara Taylor Engineers, have won an international competition to design one of the key footbridges for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, it was announced...

19 October 2007

Heneghan Peng Architects to design Olympic Park Footbridge for 2012

Heneghan Peng Architects, with Adams Kara Taylor Engineers, have won the competition to design one of the key footbridges in the centre of the Olympic Park. The design competition, launched in May, was...

18 October 2007

Bord rejects high-rise schemes in Liberties

An Bord Pleanála has rejected two landmark high-rise schemes proposed for adjoining sites in the Digital Hub in Dublin’s Liberties. Both sites were to be part of a new cultural quarter called SoHo,...

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...