Launch of National Policy on Architecture

National Policy on Architecture publication

High quality and well-designed living environments can bring economic, social and environmental benefits to cities, towns, and rural communities across Ireland

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD and Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan T.D launched the Government’s new National Policy on Architecture,  “Places for People”, on the 18th of May. As Ireland’s new national policy on architecture, it outlines ways to promote and embed quality in architecture and the built and natural environment over the coming years in Ireland.

It also aims to boost public engagement with architecture and empower the architectural profession, especially within the public service by raising design quality and improving data and research on our built environment.

The policy has a framework of practical actions to help Ireland get full value from the art and craft of architecture, to deliver buildings and public spaces that work for all. These actions will help to create, sustain and regenerate local areas as vibrant, welcoming and sustainable places in which communities can flourish.

Copies of the Policy can be downloaded at the Department of Housing,  Local Government and Heritage website here.