Filling the empty urban spaces of the property boom - visiting French architects dare to ask Dubliners: WHAT IF…?
With the kind support of The European Forum for Architectural Policies, The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and critic Petar Zaklanovic, WISH Architects from Paris have spent a good deal of time in Ireland over the past six months looking at SHADOWLANDS - the empty spaces, half finished building sites and neighbourhoods – thinking up answers to what could be done with them now, and importantly, in a more sustainable manner than originally planned.
The SHADOWLAND project is part of the Converging Territories project of EFAP, European Forum for Architectural Policies. It allows teams of architects a six-month residence period in a foreign city to offer their fresh approach to the urban challenges of Dublin, Paris and Prague. Converging Territories has received financial support of the European Commission.
Join the WISH architects for a presentation of their outsider’s vision of Dublin’s new possibilities, and a frank debate with the architects about their SHADOWLAND project at Fumbally Exchange Exhibition space, Fumbally Square, Dublin 8, at 7.00 PM on Thursday 9, December, 2010