What Buildings Do: Temple Bar with Shane O’ Toole - Open House Dublin 2024

What Buildings Do: Temple Bar with Shane O’ Toole

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In this episode host Emmett Scanlon, talks to architecture critic Shane O’ Toole. Back in the 1980s a group of young and eager architects began working together in a loose collective, anxious to make things happen in Dublin city. By 1991, this group formalised as Group 91. Recording on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Group 91, the conversation begins with Shane recalling how he and he colleagues set it up and how they went about initiating and then winning the groundbreaking and landmark design competition for Temple Bar in Dublin, a moment in our urban history, and, according to one critic, that put Irish architecture finally on the public mind. 

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