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05 September 2009

Drawing on public spaces

When controversy erupted within Limerick County Council over the allocation of €110,000 towards roadside art on the M7 and N7, it reopened the discussions (that never really go away) about the value of...

05 September 2009

Bremore no replacement for Dublin Port, says town planner

A proposal that Dublin Port divert its container services to a new deep-water port at Bremore in north Co Dublin, as opposed to infilling 52 acres of Dublin Bay, was based on the...

05 September 2009

Dublin bridge wins European award

The new Spencer Dock bridge in the Dublin docklands won the Best Structural Design prize at a Leaf (Leading European Architects Forum) awards ceremony in Berlin last night. The awards, now in their...

05 September 2009

1883 – The Tivoli Restaurant, Strand, London

Architect: Henry Ough Published in The Building News, December 7th 1883.

04 September 2009

2003 – Church Dio Padre Misericordioso, Rome, Italy

Architect: Richard Meier & Partners A dramatic church and community center surrounded by 1970s apartment blocks, this was the winner in an invited competition against the likes of Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Peter...

04 September 2009

1936 – Olympic Stadium, Rome, Italy

Stadio Olimpico is the is the home of both A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio, as well as of the Italian national football team. It was built in 1936, has a capacity of 82,000,...

04 September 2009

1911 – National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy

Architect: Cesare Bazzani In 1883 the Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Exhibition Palace), expressely built for the occasion by Pio Piacentini, housed the first exhibition held in Rome as Capital City. The exhibition became subsequently...

04 September 2009

1925 – Victor Emmanuel Monument (Il Vittoriano), Rome, Italy

Architect: Giuseppe Sacconi A monument entitled to Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia, first king of unified Italy. Designed by Giuseppe Sacconi in 1885 and was completed in 1935 under the fascist regieme. The...

04 September 2009

1681 – Santa Maria Di Montesanto & Santa Maria Dei Miracoli, Rome, Italy

Architect: Carlo Rainaldi, Gian Lorenzo Bernini The two, almost twin, churches of S. Maria di Montesanto (left) and S. Maria dei Miracoli (right) on Piazza del Popolo were designed by Carlo Rainaldi. Gian...


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