Grillagh Water House / Patrick Bradley Architects

01:00 - 5 February, 2015

Scale of PLY / NOJI Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
© Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy
  • Architects

    NOJI Architects
  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland
  • Collaborators

    John Monahan and Claire Faulkner
  • Area

    155.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Alice Clancy

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Newenham Mulligan and Grimshaw Selected to Redevelop Dublin’s RDS Arena

00:00 - 2 February, 2015
Courtesy of Leinster Rugby
Courtesy of Leinster Rugby

Dublin-based Newenham Mulligan and London-based Grimshaw have been selected by the Royal Dublin Society and Leinster Rugby to redevelop the rugby team’s home arena in Ballsbridge, Ireland. The €20 million redevelopment, announced just before Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, plans to replace the RDS Arena’s old Anglesea stand with one that increases the venue’s capacity to 25,000.

Irish Competition Searches for Conceptual Interpretations of WB Yeats Poem: "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"

01:00 - 24 January, 2015
Isle of Inisfree. Image Courtesy of Yeats2015
Isle of Inisfree. Image Courtesy of Yeats2015

In collaboration with The Model, Hazelwood Demesne Ltd, and Sligo City Council, the Institute of Technology Sligo has launched "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," an international architecture competition inspired by Yeats' eponymous poem of 1892. Part of Yeats2015, the competition prompts practitioners to propose an intervention for the Irish island of Innisfree, combining "Yeats' poetic vision and contemporary architectural ideas." Work may be submitted individually or as part of a team, and must be received by March 12. The winning design will be constructed on the island before June 13, in time for what would have been Yeats' 150th birthday. See more information about the competition and download the project brief here.

Airfield Evolution / Solearth Architecture

01:00 - 18 January, 2015
© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh
  • Architects

  • Location

    14 Kilmacud Road Upper, Dublin, Ireland
  • Architect in Charge

    Mike Haslam
  • Project Manager

    Davis Langdon
  • Area

    3750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Ros Kavanagh

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O'Donnell + Tuomey Selected to Design Student Hub for Cork University

00:00 - 5 January, 2015
University College Cork's main quadrangle. Image © Flickr CC user Meg Marks
University College Cork's main quadrangle. Image © Flickr CC user Meg Marks

University College Cork has selected O'Donnell + Tuomey to design the university's new student hub, which will house learning, student support and administration spaces in a new building adjacent to the campus' Victorian Windle Medical Building, to the West of the main quadrangle. Selected for their ability to work within and around the historic buildings, the project will also see O'Donnell + Tuomey restore the medical building.

The new student centre will be the second building designed by the practice for University College Cork, a decade after the completion of their Stirling Prize-shortlisted Lewis Glucksman Gallery.

Grimshaw Receives Planning Approval for Phase Two of Belfast's City Quays Masterplan

00:00 - 22 December, 2014
Courtesy of Grimshaw
Courtesy of Grimshaw

Grimshaw Architects have received full planning approval for City Quays 2, the second building planned as part of their City Quays masterplan for Belfast Harbour’s Clarendon Dock. To be built on a former ferry terminal site, City Quays 2 will stretch nine stories high and provide over 95,000 square feet of flexible work space.

Library in Dublin / Carr Cotter & Naessens

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
© Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moran Park House, Queen's Road, Dublin, Ireland
  • Architect in Charge

    Louise Cotter and David Naessens
  • Area

    6327.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Dennis Gilbert

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Merrion Cricket Club / TAKA Architects

01:00 - 27 November, 2014
© Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy

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West Limerick Children’s Centre / SATA

01:00 - 28 October, 2014
© Kate Bowe O’Brien
© Kate Bowe O’Brien

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RIBA Awards 2015 Royal Gold Medal to O'Donnell + Tuomey

00:00 - 24 September, 2014
The LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, which has been shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize. Image © Alex Bland
The LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, which has been shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize. Image © Alex Bland

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has selected Irish architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey as recipients of the 2015 Royal Gold Medal, one of the world's most prestigious lifetime achievement awards for architecture. Approved personally by the Queen, the award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of architecture.

The RIBA praised the way O'Donnell + Tuomey came together in the early 1990s to combine "Sheila’s quiet, studied 'rationalism' alongside John’s fluent, rhetorical 'constructivism,'" commenting that "through their buildings, publications, exhibitions and teaching they have forged a confident new identity for Irish architecture."

An Gaelaras, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2011. Image © Dennis Gilbert Lyric Theatre, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2012. Image © Dennis Gilbert Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 1999. Image © Alice Clancy Lewis Glucksman Gallery, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2005. Image © Dennis Gilbert +6

Jeffry's House / Emily Mannion + Thomas O'Brien

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien
Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien
  • Architects

    Emily Mannion, Thomas O'Brien
  • Location

    Ards Forest Park, Ireland
  • Collaborators

    Ivor Kilpatrick, thatcher
  • Area

    18.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien

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Infrastructure, Data and Progress: Ireland's Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

00:00 - 3 August, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

The Irish pavilion's response to the theme of the 2014 Venice Biennale captures the tumultuous history of the Ireland's past hundred years through ten infrastructural projects which highlight the country's progress. Ireland's relationship to the theme of "Absorbing Modernity" was colored by their independence from the United Kingdom in the early 1920s, with modernism and infrastructure seen as the way to leave this past behind. The pavilion examines the outcomes of this approach, with Ireland treated as "a launch-pad and testing ground" for everything from concrete infrastructure to data centers. Read the curators' take on their pavilion after the break. 

Green Box Design Studio / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rathmullan, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Antoin MacGabhann, Tarla MacGabhann, Patrick McGinley, Claire Faulkner
  • Main Contractror

    Tony Ringland, Glenwood Systems
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

    Ros Kavanagh

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Regional Cultural Centre / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
© Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Antoin MacGabhann, Tarla MacGabhann, Nanni Grau, Niels Merschbrock
  • Area

    1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Dennis Gilbert

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Plug-in Cottage / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 3 July, 2014
© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

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Drumnacraig – Extension / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 30 June, 2014
© Paul McGuicken
© Paul McGuicken
  • Architects

  • Location

    Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Antoin MacGabhann, Tarla MacGabhann, Bjoern Patzwald, Alison Ellis, Michael Doherty
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Paul McGuicken

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Carton LeVert / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

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