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Irish Architecture Foundation

Information on Architecture & Children activities and Teaching Resources from all over Ireland.

UIA /BEE Network

The UIA Built Environment Education (UIA/BEE) Network is an international electronic portal designed to encourage the exchange of information and experience on teaching children about architecture.

URL: http://uiabee.riai.ie

RIAI Gallery

The RIAI Gallery gives an overview of Irish Architecture from 1932 until today, through the RIAI Gold and Silver Medal Awards and the annual Irish Architecture Awards.

URL: http://www.irisharchitectureawards.ie

The Reflecting City: Reconstructing Dublin

The Reflecting City website focuses on urban transformation in Dublin over the past decade. The concept driving the project is that good urban planning, design and architecture transform cities and impact on people's lives in a truly positive way

URL: http://www.reflectingcity.com

PADDI (Planning Architecture Design Database Ireland)

A bibliographic database produced by the Architecture and Planning Libraries of Queen's University Belfast and University College Dublin. It covers all aspects of the built environment and environmental planning in Ireland, north and south, from the 12th century onwards, and includes images of many of the buildings covered.

URL: http://www.paddi.net/

Architectural Association of Ireland

Information on award winning Irish buildings, articles from the AAI journal Building Material and an online calendar of lectures, site visits and exhibitions.

URL: http://www.irish-architecture.com/aai/

Irish Architectural Archive

Holds the greatest single collection of books, pamphlets, drawings and photographs on Ireland's buildings and the people who designed them.

URL: http://www.iarc.ie/index.shtml

The Register of Heritage Contractors

The Register of Heritage Contractors aims to provide contractors with the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in the field of heritage works, while providing both public and private clients with an accessible list of reliable heritage contractors. www.heritageregistration.ie.

A Room of One's Own

Six architects were commissioned by the Arts Council to design a room for their teenage selves, inspired by their own experiences. The result was an exhibition designed to tour around schools and libraries, to give those who may not have easy access to exhibition venues the opportunity to interact with original, high-quality work. A comprehensive catalogue is available for teachers to enhance the educational benefit.

URL: http://www.artscouncil.ie/Publications/a_room_of_ones_own.pdf

Building on the Edge of Europe

Images of Irish architecture from the earliest times, developed as part of the Irelande Imaginaire exhibition held in Paris in 1996 and published in book form in the same year. This video record groups images into 'Buildings from the Past', 'Buildings in the Landscape' and 'Buildings in the City'.

Archi-Euro 3rd Millenium: Architectural practice compared.

Information on how architects practice and buildings get built in 12 European countries.

Galway Local Authorities 'Architect in Residence'

Galway Local Authorities 'Architect in Residence' pilot programme was run in over a 5-month period in three Secondary Schools during the 2004/5 school year. In interactive workshops students were challenged to question, understand and re-imagine the built environment in their communities that is generally taken for granted.


Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland.

A joint initiative of the RSUA and Belfast City Council, the centre is just a minute's walk from the Edwardian splendour of City Hall and Donegall Square. Exhibition centre, bookshop and projects aimed at encouraging involvement of citizens of all ages. www.place.uk.net


An international association of professionals involved in engaging young people in activities related to the built environment and the public realm. www.playce.org