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24 June 2008

Public picks Donegal home for top architecture award

A private house overlooking Lough Swilly in Co Donegal is the first winner of a major Irish architectural award to be voted on by the public. Tuath na Mara won the first Public...

24 June 2008

RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2008

Best Accessible Project: ABK Architects for the New Civic Offices, Cork Best Conservation / Restoration Project: Michael Collins Associates for the Chq building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 2 Best Educational Building: Murray O’Laoire...

24 June 2008

Byrne lashes out at top building

A building lambasted by actor Gabriel Byrne for its “hideousness” has won a major design award. ‘The Billets’ on Dublin’s Merrion Row — which is the new Department of Finance office — scooped...

21 June 2008

Mini Manhattan for Dublin? No thank you…

Dubliners don’t want to live in a mini Manhattan, it emerged this week. The City Council’s grand plans for a high-rise capital have drawn a 95pc disapproval rating at a public meeting. The...

21 June 2008

Conference centre complete in months

Long-awaited national conference centre — which could be worth over €50m a year to Dublin’s economy — is well on the way to being completed. The colossal structure in Dublin’s Docklands should be...

19 June 2008

Clarence revamp is hit with new delay

U2’s plans for a €150m Clarence Hotel revamp will be hit with another delay as An Bord Pleanala stalls over making a decision. The planning board has indicated that a deadline for a...

19 June 2008

Why Wejchert’s still a winner after 44 years

When Andrzej Wejchert first arrived in Dublin, after winning the open competition to design UCD’s Belfield campus, all he had was a suitcase stuffed with his architecture books and the suit he was...

18 June 2008

Docklands heights up from seven to 20 storeys

A new planning scheme and masterplan for the Dublin docklands, due to be unveiled next week, is to recommend that the maximum height for new buildings at the North Lotts, Grand Canal Harbour...

16 June 2008

OPW puts plans for Dublin skyscraper on hold

Plans to create Ireland’s tallest building, a 32-storey skyscraper by Heuston Station in Dublin, are the latest victim of the downturn in the property market. Three years after securing planning permission to build...