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Beaufort Maritime Research Building / McCullough Mulvin Architects

13:00 - 30 December, 2016
Beaufort Maritime Research Building / McCullough Mulvin Architects, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Architect in Charge

    Valerie Mulvin
  • Area

    5450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Grafton Architect's "Modern Day Machu Picchu" Wins Inaugural RIBA International Prize

19:01 - 23 November, 2016
Grafton Architect's "Modern Day Machu Picchu" Wins Inaugural RIBA International Prize, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have revealed the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC), located in Lima and designed by Dublin-based practice Grafton Architects, as the winner of the inaugural RIBA International Prize. A longlist of thirty projects, published in May of this year, was narrowed down to six in October before a grand jury—chaired by Richard Rogers—selected the scheme as "an exceptional example of civil architecture."

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan + 5

House in Ireland / Markus Schietsch Architekten

09:00 - 2 October, 2016
House in Ireland / Markus Schietsch Architekten, © Andreas Buschmann
© Andreas Buschmann

© Andreas Buschmann            © Andreas Buschmann            © Andreas Buschmann            © Andreas Buschmann            + 13

AD Classics: Glucksman Gallery / O’Donnell + Tuomey

10:30 - 16 September, 2016
AD Classics: Glucksman Gallery / O’Donnell + Tuomey, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy

“The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise / Were all at prayers inside the oratory / A ship appeared above them in the air. / The anchor dragged along behind so deep / It hooked itself into the altar rails.”[1]

These words by Irish poet Seamus Heaney have had a profound impact on the work of architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, who cited the poem as one of their inspirations for the Glucksman Gallery – an exhibition space commissioned by the University of Cork in the early millennium. Named for its patron Lewis Glucksman (a Wall Street trader and philanthropist), the Glucksman Gallery was completed in 2005 and nominated for the Stirling Prize that same year. Thanks to its outstanding site-specific design, the building has since become one of the most celebrated works of contemporary Irish architecture. 

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy + 22

Roscommon Civic Offices / ABK Architects

09:00 - 30 July, 2016
Roscommon Civic Offices / ABK Architects  , © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roscommon, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Criona Nangle, (Project Architect) John Parker (Director), Leonardo Ponce, Cliona Rice.
  • Area

    6600.0 sqm

Nenagh Leisure Centre and Town Park / ABK Architects

02:00 - 29 July, 2016
Nenagh Leisure Centre and Town Park / ABK Architects  , © Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

© Paul Tierney © Paul Tierney Courtesy of ABK Architects  Courtesy of ABK Architects  + 19

Losing Myself: Inside the Irish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 17 June, 2016
Losing Myself: Inside the Irish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, © Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou
© Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

Our report is a reflection on the lessons learnt through designing and revisiting buildings for people with dementia. Visitors enter our space at the end of the Arsenale through a gap in the partition walls. The room is darkened, in contrast with the projected brightness on the floor. The floor accommodates a 4.8m x 6.4m animated drawing of the Alzheimer’s Respite Center. The drawing is dynamic, with multiple projected hands moving across the plane of the floor as they create fragments of a plan. They merge and overlap. These hands represent sixteen individuals inhabiting a series of rooms at the Alzheimer’s Centre. The projection consistently labours towards the clarity of a completed plan but falls short of achieving it.

© Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou © Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou © Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou © Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou + 23

GPO Witness History / Kavanagh Tuite

05:00 - 24 May, 2016
GPO Witness History  / Kavanagh Tuite, © Donal Murphy, Martello Media
© Donal Murphy, Martello Media

© Donal Murphy, Martello Media © Donal Murphy, Martello Media © Donal Murphy, Martello Media © Donal Murphy, Martello Media + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin Northside, Dublin, Ireland
  • Architect Team

    Brian, Kavanagh, Joy Kearns, Fergal Ryan, Ciaran Shields
  • Area

    1550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Losing Myself: The Irish Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

06:00 - 18 May, 2016
Losing Myself: The Irish Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, Courtesy of Niall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou
Courtesy of Niall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou

Losing Myself, a collaborative exhibition by Níall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou, will be presented at the Ireland Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Focusing on Alzheimer's Disease, the exhibition highlights the process of “designing and revisiting buildings for people who have dementia.” The exhibit contains two main components: a website that arranges a series of drawings, stories, and research on dementia; and an installation in the pavilion, which contains drawings that explore a building designed for people with dementia.

Floating Plane Hidden Garden / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

13:00 - 11 May, 2016
Floating Plane Hidden Garden / Mccullough Mulvin Architects, © Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

© Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh + 11

Waterford Fire Station / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

05:00 - 9 May, 2016
© Mike Malone Aerial Photo
© Mike Malone Aerial Photo

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters + 23

Folding Farm House / Box Urban Design Architecture

15:00 - 24 February, 2016
Folding Farm House / Box Urban Design Architecture, © Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

© Paul Tierney © Paul Tierney © Paul Tierney © Paul Tierney + 25

NósWorkshop Designs Temporary Stage for Fleadh Cheoil Irish Music Festival

12:00 - 14 February, 2016
NósWorkshop Designs Temporary Stage for Fleadh Cheoil Irish Music Festival, Courtesy of NósWorkshop
Courtesy of NósWorkshop

From the architect. Held over seven days and visited by over 350,000 people, Fleadh Cheoil na h Éireann is the world’s largest traditional Irish music festival, and was hosted in Sligo, Ireland during the 2015 version. NósWorkshop was invited to build a temporary stage for the festival, sheltering performances and providing a giant notice board to promote the festival events.

Shan-Zhen: How a Small Irish Town Influenced the Mega-City Shenzhen

04:00 - 26 January, 2016
Shan-Zhen: How a Small Irish Town Influenced the Mega-City Shenzhen, Aerial photograph of Shannon Airport (1959) set within its rural context. Image Courtesy of Shannon Group plc
Aerial photograph of Shannon Airport (1959) set within its rural context. Image Courtesy of Shannon Group plc

At the dawn of the age of transatlantic commercial aviation, Shannon, a small town on the west coast of Ireland, was thrust into the spotlight. By 1959 it had been developed as the world’s first Free Trade Zone and New Town, providing a new—and persistent—business model for US multinationals seeking cheaper ways to operate in Europe. On the other side of the world, China was beginning to develop its urbanisation policy and was interested in how Shannon had successfully decentralised its administration from Dublin. After many visits in the early 1980s by Chinese leaders to study this model, under the direction of Deng Xiaoping, the Shannon planning system was used as a template in the formation of Shenzhen and has since been rolled across China.

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland is the flagship exhibition programme for Irish architecture and the built environment as part of Irish Design 2015. Shan-Zhen was first presented at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in 2015.

CODA’s "Cabinette" Reflects the Tension in WB Yeats’ Poem “Lake Isle of Innisfree”

09:30 - 24 December, 2015
CODA’s "Cabinette" Reflects the Tension in WB Yeats’ Poem “Lake Isle of Innisfree”, Courtesy of CODA
Courtesy of CODA

In his 1892 poem Lake Isle of InnisfreeWB Yeats fantasizes about a life lived in solitude on an island in Lough Gill in Ireland, where the poet spent his summers as a child. Earlier this year, as a celebration of the poet’s 150th birthday, an architectural competition was held by the organization Yeats2015 to realize a temporary version of the “small cabin” from the poem.

In their response to the competition brief, New York-based practice CODA’s “Cabinette” feeds off of the contradictions in the competition’s premise, creating a structure that would realize Yeats’ cabin, yet simultaneously maintain its status as a fantasy contingent upon the conditions of everyday reality.

House at Kilmore / GKMP Architects

03:00 - 24 December, 2015
House at Kilmore / GKMP Architects, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy + 17

Níall McLaughlin to Curate Irish Contribution at 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 23 November, 2015
Níall McLaughlin to Curate Irish Contribution at 2016 Venice Biennale, Alzheimer's Respite Centre. Image © Níall McLaughlin Architects
Alzheimer's Respite Centre. Image © Níall McLaughlin Architects

Níall McLaughlin Architects, based between the United Kingdom and Ireland, have been selected to represent Ireland at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The practice, who were shortlisted this year for the RIBA Stirling Prize, will be working alongside Yeoryia Manolopoulo, an architectural academic based in London. Their proposal "reflects their interest in working as architects to understand and improve the quality of life for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease [by examining] the spatial experiences of people with Alzheimer’s whilst recognising that the experiences of the sufferer are unlikely to resemble any conventional architectural representation."

Design a Skate and Play Park for Le Fanu Park in Dublin, Ireland

16:00 - 11 October, 2015
Design a Skate and Play Park for Le Fanu Park in Dublin, Ireland, Courtesy of Irish Architecture Foundation
Courtesy of Irish Architecture Foundation

The Irish Architecture Foundation has opened a new competition to design a play and skate park in Dublin, Ireland in collaboration with The Matheson Foundation and Dublin City Council. Located on “The Lawns” in Le Fanu Park of Ballyfermot, the project is a unique opportunity for inter-disciplinary design work. A wide range of creative practitioners are invited to apply – designers, architects, play therapists, skate/BMX professionals, wild-life experts, musicians or anyone else with a passion for working in community contexts.