Prototype Dublin tell us about their Festival of Play and Interaction in the Project Arts Centre today and tomorrow:
10.10.2014Open House 2014 in Aungier Street
Aungier Street plays host to two of the undoubted highlights of this year’s Open House Dublin programme. On Saturday and Sunday (18 & 19 October) members of City Architects’ Conservation Section will be giving guided walking tours of the area. While, for those who can’t make those tours, 9/9a Aungier Street will be also open to the public both day. Previously overlooked, the Aungier Street area has seen a marked revival of interest in recent years. City Architects have been at the centre of this activity with a report published last year and a host of other activities undertaken elsewhere on the street.
Open House Dublin 2014 takes place this year from the 17th to 19th October. It is the ninth year that the ever popular event will take place in Dublin. The theme for this year is ‘Learning from Building’. The programme map can be found in libraries and other public venues across the city including City hall and Connolly Station. City Architects will again be taking part in Open House this year with a number of new tours part of the programme.
Public realm improvements in the Grafton Street Quarter are set to continue in 2015 with new plans prepared by City Architects. The latest stage in the wider strategy for the quarter consists of work to the area between Chatham St and the Eastern stretch of Wicklow Street. It will also include Chatham Lane, Balfe Street, Harry Street, and Johnson Court. It envisages a quieter set of streets compared to the bustle of Grafton Street and will include new paving, street furniture, and tree planting in the area.
Last month saw the opening of the new tearoom in Harold’s Cross Park. The new cafe, operated by Noshington Café, sees the reuse of an existing structure, dating from 1943, which had been unused for many years. The cafe will be open 7 days a week throughout the year and is located at the western end of the park, facing Mount Jerome. It was designed by City Architects and represents the first in a series of new cafes and tearooms planned for the city by DCC Parks and Landscape Services Division.
13.08.2014Homeless Services, Parkgate Hall
For the past year, the homeless services provided by Dublin City Council have been based at Parkgate Hall, Conyngham Road. Here, a number of previously dispersed services are available to those in need as part of an integrated hub. In advance of their relocation to Parkgate Hall, City Architects carried out a number of alterations to the building to meet the services’ requirements.
01.08.20143D Printed Model of Dolphin House
The Lord Mayor, Christy Burke and the City Architect, Ali Grehan launching the Dublin House project on the site of 29-30 Fishamble St., Dublin 8 on July 21st 2014
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21.07.2014Dublin House Launch, Monday 21 July
The Dublin House Project will be launched today, Monday 21st July, at 11:00. Among those in attendance will be the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, and City Architect, Ali Grehan. The launch will take place on the site advertised for the project, 29-30 Fishamble Street. (more…)
18.07.2014Design Team for Parnell Square Announced
Grafton Architects and Shaffrey Associates have been chosen as the design team for the redevelopment of the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter. The announcement was made today by Dublin City Council and the Parnell Square Foundation. (more…)