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NEW €6.5 MILLION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

University College Dublin (UCD) announced that NovaUCD, the University’s Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs, is to expand its capacity to house early-stage start-ups by over 50% with a €6.5 million development project. The project to renovate and extend the facility’s east courtyard commenced recently and is expected …

IRISH ARCHITECTS IN THE RUNNING FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Irish architectural practice O’Donnell and Tuomey has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award for its work on the European University campus in Budapest. The practice is one of four to make the shortlist for the RIBA International Prize, considered one of the most coveted accolades in architecture. …

Welcome to the Pleasure Dome

The one of a kind in Ireland and the UK Bubble Domes at Finn Lough in Fermanagh give occupants a truly memorable experience under the stars with high end touches to boot. Located on a 45-acre peninsula in Fermanagh and featuring 180 Degree transparent walls, the domes offer …

BUILDING GETS PERMIT 130 YEARS TOO LATE

The iconic Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona has agreed to pay €36m (£31m) to authorities after going without a building permit for more than 130 years. Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi’s famous building has been under construction for 136 years – but with no official oversight or permit from …

THE STILES ROAD

The project comprises of the renovation and extension to the rear of a 1930′s semi-detached house in Clontarf. The house was modernized 15 years ago but with the arrival of the owners two children, the house, and its extension, no longer fulfilled the owners’ needs. The brief was …

THOROUGHBRED BUILDING

Naas Racecourse has unveiled its brand new ‘Feature Building’ at its recent National Hunt race meeting. The new Feature Building was created as part of a €3.2 million HRI Capital Development Scheme which commenced last year. It is an unusual structure; cylindrical in shape, it boasts wrap around …

A HOME FROM HOME!

Plan Magazine had the pleasure of being given a guided tour of the show flat of latest purpose-built student accommodation project of Global Student Accommodation (GSA), Ardcairn House, just a two-minute walk from the DIT Grangegorman campus in Dublin 7. The state-of-art residence, designed by MOLA Architects and …