Author: Denise Maguire, Editor

ANNOUNCING OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN 2020

Open House Dublin, Ireland’s largest festival of architecture, is set to take place this year on the weekend of the 8 -11 October. This year’s event will differ from previous years with a strong focus on online and digital events. Highlights from the programme include a unique series …

RIAI PRIORITIES FOR THE JULY JOB STIMULUS

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has called on the government to support retrofitting and infrastructure development and include a commitment to accessible supports for SMEs in the July Jobs Stimulus. The Programme for Government contains ambitious targets on retrofitting to upgrade at least 500,000 …

SIKA PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION WEBINAR

Topic: Sika Passive Fire Protection Solutions Date: 30th June 2020 Time: 10:30 am Sika provides comprehensive solutions where fire resistant construction is required such as commercial, public and residential buildings, steel structures and others. Sika Passive Fire Protection solutions comply with the most relevant national and international standards …

HALL MCKNIGHT ARCHITECTS WINS BISHOP LUCEY PARK COMPETITION

Cork City Council and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has announced the winning architectural design of the competition to redevelop Bishop Lucey Park in Cork. The winning entry is by Belfast firm Hall McKnight Architects. The open one-stage architectural design competition was launched in …

ARCHITECTS IN SCHOOLS 2020 – ONLINE EXHIBITION LAUNCH

The Irish Architecture Foundation has to launched the annual ‘Architects in Schools’ exhibition. The Architects in Schools initiative is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. This year the exhibition moves online as …

INDUSTRY DUE BACK TO WORK ON MAY 18

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that construction is included in the first phase of easing restrictions, marking 18 May as the official ‘Back to Work’ day. He outlined the five phases which will see an ongoing reduction of restrictions should the current progress being made continue. “On the …

WOOD AWARDS 2020 OPENS FOR ENTRIES

Wood Awards Ireland 2020 (WAI) is open to registered architects, engineers, designers, woodworkers and other practitioners throughout Ireland who incorporate wood as the inherent medium in submitted projects. Supported by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), WAI 2020 is also open to Irish practitioners based …

RIAI SIMON OPEN DOOR CAMPAIGN GOES ONLINE

The RIAI and the Simon Communities are once again joining forces to launch the annual RIAI Simon Open Door campaign. This year, however, they’re taking the initiative online due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Now in its 16th year, the campaign sees registered architects all around Ireland offer …