• Feb 12
  • 2.00pm - 8.00pm

Unlocking Potential – Seminar and Lecture, 12 February

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Monday 12 February 2024
2.00pm - 8.00pm
Dublin Castle

Event Information

On the occasion of the EUmies Awards Exhibition being at the Printworks, Dublin Castle, the Irish Architecture Foundation is delighted to present Unlocking Potential. This seminar is a partnership between the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the Irish Architecture Foundation and the RIAI.

Featuring Architects whose work has been nominated for the EUmies Award in 2022 or 2024, and with a keynote by Architect Francesca Torzo, Unlocking Potential is a unique two-part seminar with a focus on developing a culture of adapation and reuse of historic buildings and places through high-quality design and conservation practice.

This event is for Architects, students, clients and commissioners and the general public interested on hearing from Architects on their real experiences and case-studies working in the area of built heritage in Ireland.

The seminar is in two parts and attendance is possible at one or both events. Tickets are available for each part of the seminar.

Afternoon Seminar

The afternoon event takes place from 2.00pm to 5.30pm and features a range of speakers from Ireland, including Architects whose work has been listed for the EUmies Award. The seminar of case-studies will explore the challenges and potentials of working with a range of historic buildings. Speakers incude Valerie Mulvin and Ruth O' Herlihy (McCullough Mulvin), Gráinne Shaffrey, Steve Larkin, Loughlin Kealy and Vicky Landy (RKD architects).

Early evening, Keynote with architect Francesca Torzo

At 6.00pm, Architect Francesca Torzo will give a keynote talk, presenting her innovative and award-winning work on materials and building reuse in a lecture format.

Both events will be chaired by Emmett Scanlon, Director, Irish Architecture Foundation.

Z33, photos by Gion von Albertini. Design by Eamonn Hall.
Z33, photos by Gion von Albertini. Design by Eamonn Hall.