We’re delighted that the DCC Beta project which has been developed and run by Shane Waring in City Architects Division over recent years is featuring as part of tonight’s Pecha Kucha event at the Sugar Club. It’s an opportunity to get an insight into how trialling and participation can work in developing new urban projects in the city.
22.09.2015Café at the Red Stables
City Architect’s Division was asked by the Parks Department of Dublin City Council to design a new café in the Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny.
We’re looking forward to the launch tomorrow of a new scheme we have been working on with the Dublin City Local Enterprise Office to promote the use of strategic design by small enterprises.
15.09.2015Shelbourne Hotel Training Morning
The Shelbourne Hotel has been undergoing a substantial amount of conservation repair of late and we were very fortunate to attend a training morning hosted by Dermot Collier of Acol Ltd and Alistair Lindsay of Lindsay Conservation Architects to discuss the challenges they faced in repairing the historic facade. This was an initiative of the Conservation Officer/City Architects Division to promote best conservation practice in the repair of historic buildings as a key objective for re-making and enhancing the city experience for visitors and citizens alike. The purpose of the day was to address the deficit in training CPD for technical specifiers on historical buildings/protected structures. It was convened by the city’s Conservation Officer with the support of the Dept AHG, ACOL Ltd, Lindsay Architects and the Shelbourne Hotel – the attendees were able to see at first hand the manufacture of missing or damaged components as well as experience the on-going site planning and decision making process needed to deliver this high-profile conservation project.
During Dublin City Architects recent and ongoing research of The Aungier Estate we discovered what we believe to be one of the earliest surviving original 1893 Charles E. Goad’s Fire insurance plans of Dublin City centre.
The historic fire insurance plans were found right here in Dublin City Council Offices on Wood Quay. The plans were entrusted to the councils Law Department after being salvaged from the basement in City Hall, which at the time was being cleared of its contents.