Author: Denise Maguire, Editor

DSA WELCOMES INCOMING STUDENTS

The Dublin School of Architecture has welcomed its incoming first year students for a two day formal orientation process. Orientation commences on the Bolton Street campus on Tuesday 10th September, followed by a second day of digital induction for each class group. The sessions on Tuesday 10th September …

HENEGHAN PENG IS WINNER IN AGA KHAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

The winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture have been announced and include a Palestinian museum, a bamboo preschool and a nature reserve built on an old rubbish dump. Heneghan Peng Architects designed the zigzagging Palestinian museum, which is one of four new builds to have …

QUAD ON TRACK FOR TU DUBLIN STUDENTS IN SEPTEMBER 2020

Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh and Minister for Finance and Public Reform, Paschal Donohoe visited Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) recently for the topping-out ceremony of the Central Quad on the TU Dublin flagship campus at Grangegorman. From September 2020, there will be more than 10,000 …

UK GOVERNMENT RELAXES ARCHITECT VISA REQUIREMENTS

The UK government has announced that architects will be added to the official list of “shortage occupations” this autumn. The move will allow practices to hire non-EU architects without having to prove they searched the UK first. The news was welcomed by the RIBA but the institute said …

LOUGHREA RESIDENTS JOIN PROJECT TO ‘REIMAGINE’ THEIR TOWN

Loughrea has been announced as one of six towns participating in ‘Reimagine’, a community-led architecture and design programme organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation. The programme aims to bring together local communities, architects, designers and planners to develop projects to enhance their environments. The Loughrea project will see …

RIAI SETS OUT PRIORITIES FOR BUDGET 2020

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland has called upon the Government to use Budget 2020 to address serious social issues including the on-going housing crisis, Ireland’s response to climate change and the emerging challenges of a growing and ageing population. In addition, the Institute has identified …

NEOLITH® AND PITT® COOKING BLAZE THE TRAIL

Exclusive sales partnership announced for South African market Neolith®, a market-leading brand of Sintered Stone, announces an exclusive partnership with integrated gas hob manufacturer PITT cooking in South Africa. Neolith Calatarao Silk worktop with PITT cooking hobs This exciting collaboration was born from a mutual respect of each …

NEOLITH®’S WINNING WAYS

Neolith® celebrate multiple award wins across Europe Neolith®, a market leading brand of Sintered Stone, reaches the halfway point of the year having achieved a number of prestigious accolades including a Red Dot Award, Plus X Award, German Design Award and an A’ Design Award. Back to the …

UK ARCHITECTS ‘MOST DISADVANTAGED’ BY NO-DEAL BREXIT

According to RIBA’s chief executive, Canadian architects will have better access to EU markets than their British counterparts after Brexit. Alan Vallance said British architects would be potentially the “most disadvantaged”. He was addressing MPs on the Exiting the EU Select Committee along with other business leaders last …