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10 June 2003

Heneghan Peng Architects win Grand Egyptian Museum competition

Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects have won the international architectural competition to design the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza. The open architectural competition attracted 1557 designs from 83 countries, most likely the largest global...

16 March 2003

Tom de Paor: Young Architect of the Year, 2003

Text © Shane O’Toole. N³ photo © Frank McDonald. Ballincollig photo © John Searle. Clontarf photos © Dennis Gilbert | VIEW Pictures. All other images © de Paor architects. First published in The...

15 January 2003

Arts Council of Northern Ireland takes the lead on architecture

The Arts Council today unveiled a ground-breaking policy on the built environment, set to transform the design quality of new buildings and the way public space is developed across Northern Ireland. The policy,...

25 November 2002

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage launched

Mr. Martin Cullen, T.D., Minister for the Environment and Local Government has launched the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage series of publications at the Custom House, Dublin. (The Minister’s Speech in full) The...

10 November 2002

Barry Byrne: Christ the King, Turner’s Cross, Cork

Text © Shane O’Toole. All photos courtesy of www.turnerscross.com. First published in The Sunday Times, November 10, 2002, as “Faith restored in Barry Byrne’s vision” An old wrong has been put right by...

15 October 2002

2001 – O’Donnell + Tuomey: Letterfrack Furniture College, County Galway

Text © Shane O’Toole. Drawings © O’Donnell + Tuomey. Photos of Letterfrack © Dennis Gilbert | VIEW Pictures. Model photos © Gerry Hayden. A composite version of pieces that first appeared in The...

06 October 2002

Jedi Archives Clones Long Room, Trinity Attacks

The above image is a shot of the Long Room Library, Trinity College of Dublin. Or is it? Actually it’s not, it’s an image of the Jedi Archives in the most recent episode...

08 September 2002

Gilroy McMahon Architects: Croke Park Stadium, Dublin

Text © Shane O’Toole. GAA match photo © Brendan Moran/Sportsfile. Photo of Ireland-England rugby international © PA Photos. Other photos © John Searle, courtesy Gilroy McMahon Architects. Drawings © Gilroy McMahon Architects. Fuller...

17 March 2002

Eileen Gray: E-1027, Roquebrune Cap Martin

Text © Shane O’Toole. Exterior photos and plan variously © Mairie de Roquebrune and Renaud Barrès/Mairie de Roquebrune. Photos of furniture and Le Corbusier letter © National Museum of Ireland. Photos of vandalised...