Open House Dublin 2016 at the National College of Art and Design.
All welcome to the National College of Art and Design, Dublin for Open House Dublin 2016, open on Saturday 15th October, 11am - 5pm.
Saturday, 15th October -
2016 marks the 11th edition of Open House Dublin, presented annually by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF), which takes place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October 2016. This free annual celebration of the city’s best architecture, allows citizens and visitors to explore buildings of all types and periods, this year the theme is The Presence of the Past.
Visit NCAD to join one of the Open House Dublin tours at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin (NCAD) campus - no booking required. Sinead Hughes from MÓLA Architecture guides twenty minute tours from 11.00am - 2.00pm covering the Harry Clarke Building / NCAD Gallery. We also have Noel Guilfoyle to guide us through the NCAD campus. Noel has given Open House tours in the past and is also a past student of NCAD, giving twenty minute tours from 11am - 5pm. First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Wheelchair Access. Open: Saturday 15th October 2016, 11am - 5pm.
NCAD buildings designed by: Burke Kennedy Doyle Architects 1980's | MÓLA Architecture Building Date: 2008
(John’s Lane Distillery of John Power and Son, founded in 1791)
Location: National College of Art and Design
The National College of Art and Design, Dublin (NCAD) campus is located on Thomas Street, Dublin 8 and is situated on the site of the former John’s Lane Distillery of John Power and Son, founded in 1791. The site was home to the Power’s Whiskey Distillery until the 1970s when the distillery closed. Today, many of the distillery buildings and historical features remain, including some of its steam engine machinery and famous stills. The impressive site of industrial buildings was creatively redesigned in the 1980s by Burke Kennedy Doyle Architects, who also designed the newly built School of Design for Industry wing which opened in 1998. In recent years the College acquired the former Fire Station on Thomas Street, built in 1911 and redeveloped by MÓLA Architecture in 2008. The Fire Station building is a protected structure located between the college Distillers House and administration building which also houses the NCAD Gallery, all facing onto Thomas Street.
Link to Open House Dublin 2016
Open House Dublin is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) and is part of the Open House Worldwide Family. The IAF, who delivered its first Open House Dublin in 2006, has firmly established the project as Ireland’s largest architectural event with an estimated 27,000 building visits in 2015. Established in 2005, the IAF’s role is to be a vibrant and passionate organisation that excites its audiences about the value of architecture.
NCAD Gallery,100 Thomas Street, Dublin, D08 K521, Ireland.
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