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03 November 2008

INTBAU Irish Chapter launched in Belfast

The international network of INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism) has been boosted with a new chapter in Ireland. INTBAU Ireland was officially launched at the end of October 2008...

02 November 2008

Property slump saves Liberty Hall

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu, has become the latest victim of the property slump and has decided to postpone plans to demolish and redevelop its landmark Liberty Hall headquarters in Dublin. After...

01 November 2008

Council no-show as thousands bid to save ruined church

City council officials failed to show up at a public meeting where residents made an impassioned plea for the rebuilding of the semi-demolished Methodist Church on Jones Road. A letter read out to...

01 November 2008

Praise for Irish firm’s design

The new Irish-designed faculty building for Bocconi University in Milan, which won the World Building of the Year award last weekend, has become “a symbol of our city and its ability to renew...

01 November 2008

Georgian society

The Irish Georgian Society, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, has done the State some service, not least in changing public perceptions of the real value of our architectural heritage. Certainly, no...

31 October 2008

Young Irish practice highly commended in World Architecture Festival

At the inaugural World Architecture Festival Awards 2008, Irish practice Architecture53seven has been highly commended in the Pleasure Category for Egan’s Coffee Bar and Roof Terrace in Portlaoise, Co.Laois. The WAF Awards took...

30 October 2008

Book marks 50 years of Georgian Society

A new book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Irish Georgian Society gives an “insightful account of this special period in Ireland’s history,” its founder Desmond Guinness has said. Mr Guinness said...

30 October 2008

Quilligan Architects finalists in re-inventing Grand Army Plaza competition

The Design Trust for Public Space, New York has announced the winners of the International architectural competition to reinvent Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York. A distinguished Independent Jury selected the winners from...

30 October 2008

Irish firm scoops top award for university in Milan

Grafton Architects, headed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, surprised and delighted most of their peers in 2002 when they won the competition to design a new building for Bocconi University in Milan....