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post updated 6 June 2023

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Irish Architecture. We cover completed Irish buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Ireland. e focus is on contemporary Irish buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

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Irish Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

8 Dec 2020
Adelaide Chambers
Design: Broadstone Architects
Adelaide Chambers Dublin
photography : Shantanu Starick
Adelaide Chambers, Dublin
The original works were poorly executed and there had also been an underinvestment in the building upkeep in recent years. The building had inherent qualities but these were obscured by the gharish colours and materials that had been used in the original refurbishment.

1 Dec 2020
Dublin T1 Airport Building Renewal
Design: Atkins, architects
Dublin T1 Airport building renewal
photo : Atkins
Dublin T1 Airport Building Renewal
Designed in the Brutalist style, popular at the time, the existing façade dominated by concrete fins will make way for a combination of glass and solid panels to create a bold new look for T1 that will improve the overall visual appearance of the airport campus.

29 Aug 2013
DKIT School of Informatics & Creative Arts, Dundalk
Design: Scott Tallon Walker Architects
DKIT School of Informatics & Creative Arts Dundalk
photo : Ros Kavanagh
The original concept of the building was very simple – the repetition of a single structural bay (20.6m by 20.6m) square steel structural unit capable of expansion in a multi-cellular way. This concept allowed us to raise three existing bays, thus creating office accommodation over two stories and organized around three atria. Due to the cruciform column design, this was achieved without interfering with the adjoining bays.

29 Aug 2013
House at Bogwest, County Wexford, southern Ireland
Design: Steve Larkin Architects
House at Bogwest Ireland
photo : Alice Clancy
This house explores a response to a tradition of the built object in the Irish landscape evident in the classic middle size houses of the area. It seeks to balance the metaphysical aspects of light, weight and timelessness with the local art of building and craftsmanship.

11 Jul 2013
Luan Gallery, Athlone, Republic of Ireland
Design: Keith Williams Architects
Luan Gallery Ireland
image from architect
Athlone’s Luan Gallery has received the architectural award for the Best Cultural Building of 2013 under the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s (RIAI) annual awards programme. The award was presented to the Luan’s architect Keith Williams founder and design director of Keith Williams Architects by Ruair Quinn, TD, Minister for Education and Skills and Michelle Fagan, President of the RIAI, at Dublin’s City Hall 4 July 2013.

13 Jun 2013
House on Mount Anville, Dublin
Design: Aughey O’Flaherty Architects
House on Mount Anville - Irish Architecture
photograph © Leahy
House on Mount Anville – RIBA National Award Winner

13 Jun 2013
University of Limerick Medical School and Pergola Bus Shelter, western Ireland
Design: Grafton Architects
University of Limerick Medical School
photograph © Dennis Gilbert
University of Limerick Medical School – RIBA National Award Winner

19 Mar 2013
Ballyroan Library Building, Dublin
Design: Box Architecture
Ballyroan Library Building
photo : Paul Tierney
Ballyroan Library Building
The original library building was built in the 1980’s and served the community well over the past decades. However the library became outdated, in need of upgrading and became too small to deal with the collection of resources available to the community for reference or borrowing. After much consideration the existing building was demolished and rebuilt, doubling the size of the original library. A complete rebuild was deemed quicker, less disruptive, economic and a better environmentally sustainable solution.

23 Oct 2012
Ballyroan Parish Centre, Dublin
Box Architecture
Ballyroan Building - Irish Architecture
photo : Paul Tierney
Ballyroan Parish Centre
The existing church was designed in the late 1960s. It is a very fine example of church architecture of that period,. The combination of buildings creates an L-shaped site. The concept of three buildings was to create a new sequence of public spaces and draw people into a shared central square and into the library.

23 Oct 2012
Loug Derg, Tipperary, western Ireland
Box Architecture
Tipperary Building
photo : Paul Tierney
Tipperary Building
The existing 1940’s cottage situated in Co. Tipperary was in dilapidated condition. The brief, to refurbish and extend this cottage to become a functional living environment. The proposal involved the demolition of the existing rear extension and the addition of three new elements, a living block, glazed link and shed.

2 Sep 2012
UCD Student Centre, Dublin
Design: FKP Architects – Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners
UCD Student Centre Irish Architecture
photograph by Donal Murphy; courtesy of FKP Architects – Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partnerss
UCD Student Centre
New building at University College Dublin’s Belfield Campus – a new epicentre of sporting, social and academic life. The building occupies a unique position in the history of the Belfield campus, as both the largest single architecture project since the original masterplan, and the first to be funded entirely by its students.

2 Jul 2012
PJ Carroll’s Factory Dundalk, Ireland
Scott Tallon Walker Architects
PJ Carrolls Factory
photo : Paul Tierney
PJ Carroll’s Factory Dundalk
RIBA Award Winner 2012
It is not often that a firm gets a chance do a makeover of one of their masterpieces. This is a project that has rescued an important example of mid-century modernism and answers questions about how best and most economically we can re-use under-performing and outmoded structures, rather than building from scratch.

21 Jun 2012
Wexford County Council HQ, southeast Ireland
Robin Lee Architecture
Wexford County Council Headquarters
photo © Andrew Lee
Wexford County Council HQ
Robin Lee Architecture, in association with Arthur Gibney and Partners, has completed Wexford County Council Headquarters in Ireland. The 11,500 sqm building on the outskirts of Wexford town brings together the services and departments of Wexford County Council that, until now, have been housed separately within the centre of the town.

23 Mar 2012
Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland
Architect & Lead Consultant: TODD Architects
Concept Design: CivicArts / Eric R Kuhne & Associates
Titanic Belfast Building
photo : Christopher Heaney
Titanic Belfast
The Titanic Belfast project is viewed as the iconic centrepiece of the Titanic Quarter Regeneration Project which encompasses approximately 75 hectares of waterfront, former industrial brownfield lands to the south side of the River Lagan in Belfast City Centre.

17 Aug 2011
Mount Melleray, County Waterford, southeast Ireland
Mount Melleray Irish Architecture
photograph : Philip Lauterbach
Mount Melleray
Mount Melleray is a functioning monastery of Cistercian monks which forms part of the Irish national consciousness due to its historical and literary associations. This architecture project required the reordering of part of the monastery to provide a new accommodation wing for the monks. Until the advent of these new facilities, the monks, many of whom are elderly, lived scattered throughout the sprawling complex of mainly early 19th century buildings, with little or no amenities or modern services.

Irish Architecture

Irish Buildings, alphabetical:

Abbeyleix Library
DeBlacam & Meagher
Abbeyleix Library
photograph : Peter Cook
Abbeyleix Library

Athlone Civic Centre + Square, Athlone
Keith Williams Architects
Irish civic building
photo : Eamonn O’Mahony
Irish civic building

Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Aviva Stadium Dublin
photo : Chris Gascoigne
Aviva Stadium

Carlow Visual Arts Centre
Terry Pawson Architects
VISUAL Carlow Irish Architecture
photo : Helene Binet

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Giants Causeway Competition
image from architects
Giants Causeway Competition

Grand Canal Performing Arts Centre
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Grand Canal Square Theatre Dublin
photo © Ros Kavanagh
Grand Canal Square Theatre

Kildare Civic Offices, Republic of Ireland
Kildare County Council Offices
image © Hisao Suzuki
Kildare County Council Offices

Kilmallock Civic Building, Co. Limerick
ABK Architects
Kilmallock Civic Building
photograph : Christian Richters
Kilmallock Library Building

Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Lewis Glucksman Gallery Irish Architecture
Irish Art Gallery – photo from architects
Irish gallery building

National University of Ireland, Galway
RMJM Architects
National University of Ireland
image from RMJM
Irish university building

The Source Arts Centre & Library, Thurles
McCullough Mulvin
Source Arts Centre Irish Architecture
photograph : Christian Richters
Irish arts building

Spencer Dock Bridge
Amanda Levete Architects
Spencer Dock Bridge
photograph : Gidon Fuehrer
Spencer Dock Bridge

Thomond Park Redevelopment
Murray O’ Laoire Architects / AFL Architects
Thomond Park Irish Architecture
picture : Anew McKnight
Thomond Park

Wexford Festival Opera Theatre Royal
Keith Williams Architects
Wexford Festival Opera Theatre Royal
image : Ros Kavanagh
Wexford Opera House

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