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2019 ROYAL GOLD MEDAL FOR ARCHITECTURE

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw was awarded the 2019 Royal Gold Medal, the UK’s highest honour for architecture, at a special ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) this evening (14 February 2019). Presented by the RIBA in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is …

BALBRIGGAN MAIN STREET AND HARBOUR SET FOR MASSIVE TRANSFORMATION

Balbriggan’s Main Street and Harbour area look set for a massive transformation following a public survey taken by over 4,000 local people. Over 25% of the local population aged over 11 took part in the Our Balbriggan survey to prioritise a list of suggested improvements for a €20m-plus …

NEW PLAZA PROPOSED FOR NORTH SIDE OF HA’PENNY BRIDGE

A new pedestrian plaza for Dublin is to be created on the north side of the city, beside the Ha’penny Bridge on Liffey Street, following the refusal by An Bord Pleanála of the College Green plaza. Dublin City Council plans to pedestrianise Lower Liffey Street, which will block …

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN POISED FOR 21ST-CENTURY MAKEOVER

For hundreds of years, Trinity College Dublin has appeared to many Dubliners as an imposing, high-walled institution they dared not enter. “I’ve spoken to people who’ve lived and worked in the capital their whole lives,” says Prof Veronica Campbell, Trinity’s bursar. “Often, their first time in Trinity may …

NEXT GENERATION FIRE PROTECTION NOW BEING WIDELY USED IN IRELAND

Sika offers highly effective fire protection systems to satisfy increasing safety requirements. They give people more time to exit a building in the event of a fire. At the same time, they minimalize the damage and reduce refurbishment costs. Urbanization, sustainability, prosperity and demographic development pose increasingly high …

THE FOUR SEASONS OF NEOLITH®

Stone & Skills take inspiration from Vivaldi for unique installation at Masters of LXRY Last week, Stone & Skills, the Dutch materials specialists presented a special installation at this year’s Masters of LXRY, held at the Rai Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 6-10 December 2018. The showcase, produced in association …

FLOATING DATA CENTRE IN LIMERICK TO MOOR 124 JOBS IN €35M PLAN

Revolutionary €35m floating data centre is being planned for Limerick Docks, in a move which could create 124 jobs. Limerick has beaten a number of locations across Europe to the investment, with Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan hailing it as “yet another element of the city’s rejuvenation”. With …

2.6 ACRE WINDMILL SITE SET FOR FURTHER RE-GENERATION

The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, has announced the appointment of Scott Tallon Walker Architects and KSN Project Management to support the development of The Digital Hub. Following an EU-wide tendering process, Scott Tallon Walker Architects has been …

IAF HAS 3 NEW EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES

  CURATING ARCHITECTURE RESIDENCY The IAF is a cultural agency with a national and international remit. We are excited by the unconventional, experimental, contextually rich and culturally engaged. We often operate in the spaces between architectural culture, design and spatial practice. We communicate to the public through exhibitions, …