New Architecture: Ireland Exhibition

Hook Lighthouse Community & Educational Center - Donal Colfer Architects

New Architecture: Ireland is a traveling architectural exhibition that presents the work of six young Irish offices that have emerged during the recent economic crisis. Ireland’s financial woes during this period are well documented and this has had an enormous impact on the construction and design sector. This shift has forced architects/designers to refocus and in this way these bleak times have produced new offices and ways of thinking.

With Ireland’s successful emergence out of the EU/IMF bailout and the new growth of the economy, the tide is now starting to turn. This exhibition presents these new voices in Irish architecture that have weathered the storm and the promise they hold for architecture both in Ireland and internationally. The six offices featured are Culturstruction, Donal Colfer Architects, Sult, Urban Agency, VAV & AP+E. New Architecture: Ireland was conceived, designed and curated by AP+E and was funded by Irish Design 2015 and the Irish Embassy Network. The exhibition opened in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale. From there it moves onto KADK in Copenhagen, AHO in Oslo at finally to KTH in Stockholm.

ID2015 is a year-long initiative backed by the Irish government exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design throughout Ireland and internationally. The programme for the year includes presenting the work of Irish designers at high profile events in design capitals across the globe.