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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...

18 October 2007

Gormley Announces Development of a New Policy On Architecture

Speaking at the launch of Open House Dublin 2007 by the Irish Achitecture Foundation, Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, today announced the development of a new...

17 October 2007

Clarence Hotel ‘may be sold’ if plans not approved

Failure to get approval for the ambitious scheme to redevelop and extend Dublin’s Clarence Hotel could lead to its owners – including U2’s Bono and The Edge – selling the property, city planners...

16 October 2007

Visit Dublin’s architectural heritage this weekend

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...

15 October 2007

International Competition to design new Abbey Theatre

The Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Séamus Brennan T.D., today announced that that an International Design Competition will be held over the coming months to select a design for the new National...