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IT Carlow welcomes Limerick City of Culture

1st Prize: Irish National Seed Vault by Stephan Brugger and Eva Hierzer, Austria

IT Carlow welcomes Limerick City of Culture
IT Carlow hosts two exhibits from the ‘Made in Limerick’ project
Competition Proposals for ‘Ranks Silo in the 21stCentury’ Photographs from a Collection by Franz S. Haselbeck

1st Prize: Irish National Seed Vault by Stephan Brugger and Eva Hierzer, Austria

These exhibits are on loan to IT Carlow and can be viewed in the Main Reception, IT Carlow. This is an International Architectural Ideas Competition, accompanied by selected Historic Photos by Franz S. Haselbech. The competition asks and answers ‘what will become of Rank’s Silo?’ one of Limerick’s early 20thC most iconic modern buildings. This International competition attracted 131 registrants from The United States, Venezuala, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Spain, The United Kingdom and Ireland.
The exhibition at IT Carlow includes the 3 prizewinners, 3 highly commended entries and 9 commended entries. This exhibition has been sourced by the Architectural Technology Programme and is of particular interest to the students on IT Carlow’s BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology.
Launch of Exhibition at 5pm on 2nd October at Main Reception in IT Carlow
Exhibition is open from 2nd October and will remain in place until 9th October 2014 (Open Monday-Friday 9am-10pm; Saturday 9am-5pm. Closed Sunday) Main Reception, Central Services Building, IT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow.
DoCoMoMo Ireland and Limerick City of Culture promoted this architectural ideas competition in order to generate discussion among designers and decision-‐makers about the future of the Rank’s Silo Building. The competition was organized earlier this year by Peter Carroll, Course Director at School of Architecture at UL (SAUL) and Emma Gilleece of Limerick Civic Trust.

Limerick Ranks in the 21st century winner: Irish National Seed Vault_Stephan Brugger + Eva Hierzer / AUSTRIA

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Docomomo Ireland announces Limerick Ranks in the 21st century winner: Irish National Seed Vault_Stephan Brugger + Eva Hierzer / AUSTRIA

For results here:

DoCoMoMo_Ranks Silo Press Release and Jury Citations

New Year Events, IMMA The Price of Desire

Join us on the 25th of January for at 1:45 for a unique tour and exploration of Eileen Gray’s work and life on the last week of the IMMA exhibition.
Mary McGuckian will preview and discuss her new film ” The Price of Desire”. This will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition by Jennifer Goff ( National Museum, with responsibility for Furniture, Musical & Scientific Instruments and the Eileen Gray Collection).

This is the last week of the Eileen Gray Exhibition. Join us for this unique experience of a fantastic exhibition.

The event is free for members, or 10 euro for non-members including entry to the exhibition (normally 5 euro). Places are available on a first come first served basis.

Meet 1:45pm in the entrance foyer of IMMA Saturday 25th of January.

2:00pm Shane O’Toole in conversation with Mary McGuckian, starting with a clip of her film ‘The Price of Desire’ and followed by Q&A. 2:45pm Tour of Eileen Gray exhibition by Jennifer Goff. 1 CPD point available .

Award-winning Northern Irish director Mary McGuckian’s latest film, The Price of Desire, is set substantially in and around Eileen Gray’s most abiding work, the villa E.1027 at Roquebrune Cap Martin, now recognized by many as the first fully fledged modernist house ever constructed. The drama explores the controversial events and details surrounding Le Corbusier’s effacement, defacement and eventual erasure of Gray’s authorship and ownership of the one of the most important houses of the 20th century. Irish actress Orla Brady plays the lead role of Eileen Gray opposite Swiss actor Vincent Perez as her nemesis, Le Corbusier. Canadian actress and singer Alanis Morissette and the emerging Italian actor Francesco Scianna play her lovers, the famous French singer, Marisa Damia, and architectural critic, Jean Badovici, respectively.

Materials Analysis in 20th Century Buildings May 15th

A JOINT PRESENTATION by DoCoMoMo and ICOMOS Ireland

Materials Analysis in 20th Century Buildings
An Introduction and case study on
PARK HILL, Sheffield.

by
Peter Cox, Vice President of ICOMOS Ireland.

7:00 PM Thomas Davis Theatre TCD dublin Wednesday May 15th

Raymond Neutra VDL

“ As an architect, my life has been governed by the goal of
building environmental harmony, functional efficiency, and
human enhancement into the experience of everyday living.
These things go together, constituting the cause of architecture,
and a life devoted to their realization cannot be an easy one.”
— Richard Neutra, Architect

Docomomo is delighted to present Raymond Neutra to discuss the restoration and of VDL STUDIO/RESIDENCES IN SILVER LAKE at BOLTON STREET ROOM 259 May 2nd

VDL STUDIO/RESIDENCES IN SILVER LAKE

Central Bank Competition Exhibition and Launch

DOCOMOMO Ireland wishes to invite you to the opening of the Central Bank in the 21st Century competition awards and exhibition at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 on Thursday 4th April 2013 at 6.30pm

The competition – an open design competition to develop ideas for what the building might become – attracted more than 60 entries and presents many thought-provoking ideas for what this building may become after it is vacated by its current occupants.

The exhibition of all entries will be officially opened on Thursday 4th April at 6.30pm by Dublin City Architect, Ali Grehan. The exhibition will run at the Irish Architectural Archive until Friday 26th April (Tues-Fri 10am-5pm). Ali Grehan will announce the winners and present the prizes.

What is the purpose of the competition?
The Headquarters of the Central Bank of Ireland on Dame Street in Dublin, (Stephenson & Gibney Associates, 1979) will soon be vacated by its current occupants. The question is: what will become of this iconic building?

In recent years, the Central Bank HQ has become emblematic of the struggle between democratic and corporate interests. During its 32-year history it has evoked many passions – ranging from revulsion to admiration – but it is ultimately a symbol of modern Ireland, constructed with an air of defiance during a cruel recession. In our current straitened circumstances the DOCOMOMO competition sought to encourage once more a certain disregard for convention, a quest for adventure and an exploration of possibilities.

The purpose of the competition is to create a body of ideas about how the Central Bank building might approach its next phase of life. The principal aim is to re-imagine the building and its immediate surrounding environment in an innovative and exciting way. The building is in four distinct parts and ideas are invited for all: the tower building, the rebuilt Commercial Buildings, the two storey basement carpark with plaza above and the three story annex.

Who entered the competition?
The competition was open to all individuals and groups with an interest in presenting creative ideas for the future use of this landmark building. It is a conceptual architectural competition.
What are the prizes?
There is a prize fund of €1500. The winner in the main category will receive €1000, the winner of the student entry will receive €300 and the winner of the prize for best presentation will receive €200. The prize for best presentation is sponsored by Inspirational Arts.

All entries will be exhibited at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, from Thursday 4th April to Friday 26th April (Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm). Selected entries will feature on the DOCOMOMO Ireland website www.docomomo.ie.

Who were the competition judges?
The competition assessors were drawn from strategic planning, architecture, culture, architectural history and current affairs backgrounds and are:

Ali Grehan who devised and coordinated PIVOT; Dublin’s bid for World Design Capital 2014, was appointed Dublin City Architect in January 2008. Her career has spanned private practice in Dublin and London, as well as the Public Service. She was recently elected to the Council of the RIAI where she continues to advocate for the value of better design by way of interdisciplinary collaboration.

David Healy is a founding member of Respublica, a collaborative group of designers and architects. In the summer of 2012, Respublica exhibited a large scale model of Central Bank in various locations across Dublin to spark a debate about the building and encourage speculations on its future. David is currently working in practice and teaching in UCD School of Architecture.

Kathleen James-Chakraborty is Professor of Art History at University College Dublin and Chair of the Irish Architecture Foundation.  She is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy. James-Chakraborty is an architectural historian whose research focuses upon modern German and American architecture.  Her most recent book Architecture since 1400: A Global Survey is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. 

Paul Larmour is an architectural historian and Reader in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast. Among his many books and articles is ‘Free State Architecture: Modern Movement Architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949’ (Gandon Editions, Kinsale, 2009). At various times he has been a member of DOCOMOMO UK and DOCOMOMO INTERNATIONAL. 

Joe Mulholland is Director of the MacGill Summer School. He has held several senior positions in RTE including Editor of Current Affairs, Director of News and Managing Director of Television. He was Chairman of the News Section of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) 1993-7 and Chairman of Radio Television Kosovo (RTK) 2001-2. He was Chairman of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) 2006-2012. He was named Donegal Person of the Year in 2009.

What is DOCOMOMO?
DOCOMOMO Ireland is the Irish chapter of the international organisation DOCOMOMO. DOCOMOMO Ireland succeeds and replaces the Irish DOCOMOMO Working Party, established in 1991. DOCOMOMO is an international organization, founded at Eindhoven in The Netherlands in 1990, committed to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement.

St.Columba’s Tour Rescheduled to the 9th of March

St. Columbas’s Tour has been rescheduled to the 9th of March at 1:30 booking at the events page.

Central Bank Competition

We’re getting close to the end of registration, thanks to www.e-Architect.co.uk for posting our link on their website:

http://www.e-architect.co.uk/dublin/docomomo_central_bank_competition.htm

If you have registered and you have NOT received an link to the competition files with 48 hours, or a reply to your contact, please , please check your spam settings ( it seems that if you are using a hotmail account this is more of a problem).

Thanks All.

AGM: Monday 28th January at 6:30 pm

The Docomomo AGM will be held on Monday 28th January at 6:30 pm sharp at the ECO-UNESCO ‘the greenhouse’17 St., Andrew St.,Dublin 2.
The AGM will be 1 hour .

AGENDA

1. Presidents’ Address
2. Treseaurers’ Address ( Presentation of Accounts)
3. Secretaries’ Address
4. Appointment of Officer’s
5. All other business

If you wish to be part of the Docomomo Committee please make contact via our website. We meet once a month, except for the summer, the workload is very light and the spirit of the committee is collaborative.

Central Bank in the 21st Century

CENTRAL BANK

DoCoMoMo Ireland presents Central Bank in the 21st Century: an open design competition to develop ideas for what the building might become.
The architectural ideas competition seeks to generate discussion among designers and decision-makers about the future of the Central Bank building. The competition is open to all and offers a prize fund of €1500. The competition opens on 1st December 2012 – registration is via www.docomomo.ie. Submission of entries is 1st March 2013. The assessors are drawn from strategic planning, architecture, culture, architectural history and current affairs backgrounds.

What will become of the Central Bank?
The Headquarters of the Central Bank of Ireland on Dame Street in Dublin, (Stephenson & Gibney Associates, 1980) may soon be vacated by its current occupants. The question is: what will become of this iconic building?
In recent years, the Central Bank HQ has become emblematic of the struggle between democratic and corporate interests. During its 32-year history it has evoked many passions – ranging from revulsion to admiration – but it is ultimately a symbol of modern Ireland, constructed with an air of defiance during a cruel recession. In our current straitened circumstances this competition seeks to encourage once more a certain disregard for convention, a quest for adventure and an exploration of possibilities.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

WE AIM TO SEND THE COMPETITION PACK WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIPT OF ENTRY. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM MAIL IN CASE IT GOES THERE.