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23 April 2008

Waterford tower to be twice as tall as Liberty Hall

A tower described as being twice as tall as Dublin’s Liberty Hall will form the focal point of an urban development in Waterford, which is set to create 400 jobs during construction and...

23 April 2008

Church of Ireland launches stained glass database

A new database recording stained glass windows in Church of Ireland churches will be launched next Monday at the Irish Architectural Archive. Named ‘Gloine’ (glass), the new database will allow users to search...

22 April 2008

Plans for Waterford skyscraper unveiled

Plans were unveiled today for a skyscraper at the heart of a €380 million redevelopment of an old iron foundry in Waterford city. The 32-storey building is the centrepiece of an ambitious riverside...

22 April 2008

€1.2bn mall scheme to transform O’Connell Street area

Developers are to lodge a planning application with Dublin City Council this week for a €1.2 billion mixed-use scheme for a 5.5 acre site centred on the former Carlton cinema on Upper O’Connell...

22 April 2008

‘Park in the Sky’ to provide wow factor

The success of the Guinness Storehouse in becoming Ireland’s number one visitor attraction inspired the “Park in the Sky” proposal for the Carlton site. If Guinness could draw so many people to a...

20 April 2008

Design with the environment in mind

David Heffernan’s architecture firm has gone through several phases since he set it up 30 years ago, and he sees environmental issues looming large in the next phase of development. Australian-born Heffernan set...

19 April 2008

Temple Bar chief backs U2 plan for Clarence

The architect at the centre of the 1990s regeneration of Temple Bar yesterday said if ambitious plans like those for U2’s Clarence Hotel were on the table back then he would have backed...

17 April 2008

Hotel design a major coup, says Edge

The demolition of the Clarence Hotel, Dublin, a protected structure, and its rebuilding to a design by British architect Norman Foster was “an incredible coup for Dublin city”, U2 guitarist and one of...

17 April 2008

Department objects to Clarence plan

The Department of the Environment has objected to the €150 million plans by U2 and their manager Paul McGuinness for a “world class” hotel featuring an elliptical flying saucer-like structure, based around the...