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31 July 2008

Orange Order marches into contemporary design

A new cultural centre has been built on the site of a former Orange hall and Church of Ireland hall in Bready, Co Tyrone. The centre, commissioned by the Bready and District Ulster...

31 July 2008

EASA 2008 events announced

It’s just a matter of days before the annual European Architecture Students Assembly convenes in Ireland. The Assembly will run from the 9th to the 11th of August in Colaiste Eoin and UCD,...

29 July 2008

Masterplan & Offices for Meath County Council & Navan Town Council Competition

The RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) is administering a competition on behalf of the competition promoters, Meath County Council www.meathcoco.ie This is an open, two-stage architectural competition for the development...

29 July 2008

Massive city facelift in store as Arnotts plan green-lighted

The north inner is set for a massive redevelopment after An Bord Pleanala gave the green light to a planned €700m Northern Quarter shopping area. The Arnotts plan will keep its signature skywalk,...

29 July 2008

Arnotts says €750m Dublin plan will ‘definitely proceed’

Dublin’s proposed “Northern Quarter” retail district, for which An Bord Pleanála has granted approval, “is definitely going to proceed” despite the credit crunch and the associated economic downtown, a spokesman for Arnotts said...

29 July 2008

Arnotts granted planning permission for scaled-down city centre scheme

Dublin’s proposed “Northern Quarter” retail district has been substantially reduced in scale by An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve revised plans by Arnotts department store for the €750 million development. Arnotts is believed...

29 July 2008

New thoughts on high-rises

The decision by An Bord Pleanála to approve scaled-down plans by Arnotts for its ambitious “Northern Quarter” development brings into focus again the conflicting views on plans for tall buildings in Dublin. On...

29 July 2008

Bank of Ireland HQ redevelopment

A planning application to extend the Bank of Ireland on Baggot Street, has been lodged – 15,000 sq m with several additional floors and extended floorplates to the rear. Many objections have been...

26 July 2008

Bank in a brave new world

Years ago, after the battle for Georgian Dublin had been joined, it was a common theme – almost an article of faith – for architects to argue that the 18th-century houses conservationists sought...