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Postby Tuborg » Sun Sep 25, 2005 2:41 am

unfortunately thats not a photo of city east, its a photomontage of another retail park planned for the same area, last year two sites were sold in the ballysimon area, one was immediately behind the city east retail park on the old tipp road and the other was right across from it on the new ballysimon road, im not sure which site this one is to be built on but they're both zoned for retail warehousing, what a nice prospect 3 retail parks with 500 yards of each other, planners really had their thinking caps on there!

I think shane was talking about the virgin megastore and where it was goin to go, i sincerely hope its to the city centre, unfortunately retailers advertise for employees around 2 months before they open and this is surely too soon for the george development,i see zara are advertising this week and what is scheduled to open in 2 months time? the crescent extension of course, looks like they're heading out there again, surely they can secure a major retailer for this development, its perfect for marks & spencer, they've supposedly been desperate to move into limerick for the last 10 years or so, please dont let it be dunnes stores!

I think a lot of ye are missing the point about ul, im a student there and fair enough its a bit annoying walking from one end of the campus to the other when you've got a lecture in 10 mins but there really isnt anywhere else for the college to expand only only across the river, its hemmed in by the national technological park on one side, milford care centre on another and lands zoned residential behind the schuman

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Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?

Postby CologneMike » Fri May 12, 2006 10:51 pm

UL Signs €15.8M Deal On Ireland's Longest Pedestrian Bridge


The University of Limerick (UL) has signed a contract worth €15.8million with Eiffel Construction, France's largest bridge builder, on the construction of a unique River Shannon crossing "The Living Bridge - An Droichead Beo" on its campus.

At 350 metres this will be the longest pedestrian bridge in Ireland and will serve to connect the North and South elements of the UL academic community and campus. The bridge will form a vital link between the Library, Concert Hall and Millstream developments on the Limerick shore, to the Health Sciences and Irish World Performing Arts Village on the North campus, which is situated in County Clare.

In an unique design by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London, the bridge will include four "platforms", which will accommodate social gatherings, informal teaching sessions, music and dance performances as well as a wide array of educational, social and cultural activities.

Professor Roger Downer, Outgoing President of the University of Limerick said: "We are delighted that this concept is coming to fruition. The Living Bridge will be situated at the heart of the expanded UL campus and will become a well-known landmark and a place for contemplation in the most inspiring of surroundings. Acting as a thoroughfare this remarkable structure will unify the campus and their communities whilst also linking the two shores of the Shannon."

"We are also delighted to be joined by today Mr. John R. Healy, Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Philanthropies, which have provided invaluable support to the University of Limerick over many years. Without the financial support of the Atlantic Philanthropies the construction of many key elements of the UL campus would not have possible," said Professor Downer.


http://www.ulf.ie/fundraising_projects.htm

http://www.ul.ie/main/news/index.shtml


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Image # 3Millstream Building / Entrance to Bridge at the far corner?

Image # 4The crossing site on the river Shannon
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Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?

Postby CologneMike » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:36 am

Fifth campus village for UL (Irish Examiner)

By Jimmy Woulfe, Mid-West Correspondent (22 August 2006)
http://www.irishexaminer.com/irishexaminer/pages/story.aspx-qqqg=ireland-qqqm=ireland-qqqa=ireland-qqqid=11331-qqqx=1.asp

THE University of Limerick (UL) will open its fifth student village, Cappavilla Village next month, offering 324 new rooms.

This will bring to 2,200 the number of student accommodation places on campus.

The new campus village will be open for viewing on Saturday next.

Designed by Project Architects from Dublin, who designed the University of Limerick Arena, the village is located on the new North Bank Campus on the Clare side of the Shannon.

Linda Stevens, director of campus services at UL said “The modern interiors offer fashionable living space favoured by students today who are increasingly aware of design. The apartments sleep four to six people in large en suite rooms equipped with study desks and the all important connection to the net. There are several family apartments ideal for up to two parents and two children to cater for the increasing demand by mature students and single parents coming to college. Students share a comfortable lounge kitchen fully equipped down to the teaspoons.”

The residential manager Therese O’Connor lives on site and has spent many years in hotel management and has just completed her MA in International Tourism at UL.

Rooms in Cappavilla cost from €108.00 per week, inclusive of all services. There is an additional charge for a year’s internet connection of €136.00.

Ms Stevens said that the village will soon be linked to the south bank campus by the stunning pedestrian bridge currently under construction, and due to open in May 2007.

Apartments can be booked on line at
http://www.ul.ie/campuslife

Project Architects Dublin: http://www.projarch.com
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Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?

Postby CologneMike » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:24 am

justnotbothered wrote:Interesting about all the activity on Kings Island, there is no reason the area can't be improved street by street, especially with the Gaelcolaiste, enlarged hospital and hotel going in there.


Where exactly is the new Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh?

Students set for first week of Irish College
http://www.u.tv/newsroom/indepth.asp?pt=n&id=76464

A week of activities has been planned for the first ever students at Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh.
Limerick`s only Co-Educational, All Irish College, opened its doors to pupils last Friday morning.

31 students began their first year of second level education at the purpose - built facility at St. Harry`s Mall in the city

justnotbothered wrote:Anyone any shots of the new pedestrian bridge in UL?


I came across these two images when searching for new material from the university recently, most probably taken by students / visitors. The picture with the young architect Bob shows that work-in-progress is well under way with the new pedestrian bridge. Some chap enjoying a bit of fly fishing for Salmon under the new vehicular bridge. I hope to take a few of my own pictures when I get home soon and not having to pinch :o other peoples snapshots.
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Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?

Postby CologneMike » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:33 pm

University of Limerick - Village Hall

(06/1733) Clare County Council 28/07/2006

Architects: Project Architects Dublin

For a 1,009 sq.m. two storey Village Hall as an ancillary facility to Student Village permitted under Planning Permission (reference P03/623) and will accommodate a rehearsal studio, conductor and soloists rooms, management offices, meeting room, storage rooms and a shop/cafe including storage and ancillary site works and landscaping all on a site of circa 0.24 hectares. The Village Hall will be used principally as a music rehearsal space arising from the location of the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the University of Limerick

Garraun, Clonlara, Co. Clare



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Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?

Postby CologneMike » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:36 am

Graduate Entry Medical School at UL (Any new developments?)

The University of Limerick welcomes Minister Hanafin's statement of August 8th reaffirming the Government's commitment to introduce graduate-entry medical education in 2007 and is advancing preparations for a Graduate Entry Medical School at UL that will be highly innovative and help to meet the enormous demand for places in medical schools. UL's programme will encompass all the major international advances in medical education over the past 30 years and provide a different type of medical education to students from diverse educational and personal backgrounds who will be well prepared to deliver the type of health care that Irish society now requires."


Ireland, University of Limerick, Health Sciences Building. View from temporary bridge. (U.L. Pedestrian Bridge Clare side)

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U.L. Pedestrian Bridge (Clare side)
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Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?

Postby CologneMike » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:54 am

Tuborg wrote:Also the new Kemmy business school building is currently under construction beside the Schuman building!


Kemmy Business School (University of Limerick)

White Young Green was appointed by the University of Limerick to provide Civil & Structural Engineering services for Kemmy Business School. The building, with a gross internal area of 5360m²]Schumann building[/B].
The building is designed to create a new business school for senior undergraduate studies, post graduate studies, executive education centre and teaching staff along with a new 300 person lecture theatre.

Architect: RKD http://www.rkd.ie (Macromedia Flash)

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Postby CologneMike » Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:23 pm

University of Limerick Campus 2006-2011 Strategic Plan (€200 Million Investments)

Limerick Leader Special (November 18th 2006)

Just had a read through the Leader’s Special from last month and the article on the University caught my attention. I must have missed the original launch of the UL’s 2006-2011 Strategic Plan as the Leader listed various capital projects and plans from it. I managed to locate a few images on the UL website. http://www.ul.ie/buildings/index.htm It’s a pity there is no model of the present campus along with it’s future plans to be seen. For example the recent announcement by Galway’s NUIG proposed developments was well publicised and was backed up by a model of the campus which was on display to the public at the Orbsen Building. Is there a similar model for the UL to be seen? The new Languages Building will complete the development of the Millstream Courtyard, any images available?

Ongoing Building Projects:

(A) Rowing Centre and Boathouse
(B) 350 Metre Span Pedestrian Bridge
(C) Kemmy Business School
(D) Languages Building

Special Priority Project:

(E) Graduate Entry Medical School (Decision December)

Planning Stage Project:

(F) Irish World Music and Dance Centre

Boathouse:
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Aerial Pedestrian Bridge:
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Campus Map Link: http://www.graduatestudies.ul.ie/prospectus/main/Postgraduate/pages/gen_campus_map_large.html

Campus Map with ongoing projects (A) - (D):
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Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?

Postby Tuborg » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:00 am

There are also plans to provide additional facilities at the University Arena, these include a new 25 metre pool which dedicated diving facilities in addition to the existing 50 metre Olympic pool and an extension to the gym. A planning application to Limerick County Council is expected in January.

About a year or so back there was talk of new pitches being provided on the North campus, although this is probably more of a long-term plan.

All these developments are no doubt part of the bid to attract athletes and teams to use the University as a training base in the run up to the 2012 Olympics in London.
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Postby CologneMike » Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:08 pm

Tuborg wrote:The next major project on the new north campus will be the Irish world music village, the school will move from the basement of the concert hall to a new site across the river, this is scheduled to begin construction in 2007.


New Building Designs

http://www.ul.ie/~iwmc/academy/building.html

Irish World Performing Arts Village
Irish World Music and Dance Centre
UL performing arts village

So many names for this project or is this building just part of the project (village / centre) :confused:

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Clare County Council

Planning Application: 061733
Architect: Project Architects, The Priory, John's Street West, Dublin 8.
Description: For a 1,009 sq.m. two storey Village Hall as an ancillary facility to Student Village permitted under Planning Permission (reference P03/623) and will accommodate a rehearsal studio, conductor and soloists rooms, management offices, meeting room, storage rooms and a shop/cafe including storage and ancillary site works and landscaping all on a site of circa 0.24 hectares. The Village Hall will be used principally as a music rehearsal space arising from the location of the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the University of Limerick
Address: Garraun, Clonlara, Co. Clare
Decision Date: 14/12/2006 Conditional


The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (UL Foundation)

http://www.ulf.ie/IWMC.pdf

Phase One of the Performing Arts Village is envisaged to comprise 4,100sqm at an estimated cost of 14.4 million Euro. A site has been agreed next to the Health Sciences building on the north bank of the campus.
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Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?

Postby Tuborg » Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:27 pm

CologneMike wrote:New Building Designs

Irish World Performing Arts Village
Irish World Music and Dance Centre
UL performing arts village

So many names for this project or is this building just part of the project (village / centre) :confused:




Clare County Council

Planning Application: 061733
Architect: Project Architects, The Priory, John's Street West, Dublin 8.
Description: For a 1,009 sq.m. two storey Village Hall as an ancillary facility to Student Village permitted under Planning Permission (reference P03/623) and will accommodate a rehearsal studio, conductor and soloists rooms, management offices, meeting room, storage rooms and a shop/cafe including storage and ancillary site works and landscaping all on a site of circa 0.24 hectares. The Village Hall will be used principally as a music rehearsal space arising from the location of the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the University of Limerick
Address: Garraun, Clonlara, Co. Clare
Decision Date: 14/12/2006 Conditional



Last year the University announced that it was to construct a €4/5 Million performance/rehearsal facility on the north side of the campus for the National Chamber Orchestra, who are currently based in the Concert Hall. Going by the planning application, it looks as if its going to be built within the new cappavilla student village which opened last September!

It seems strange that it isnt being built as part of The Irish World Music and Dance Centre (or whatever its called!) , which is obviously a bit behind schedule, as initially it was due to be completed in 2007. The design competition was won by DLB Cordier Architects back in 2004, no planning application has yet been submitted so it'll struggle to make construction this year!
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Postby Tuborg » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:13 pm

A belated announcement indeed!, despite the University remaining confident, a lot of people were begining to think it was never going to happen!



GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL AT UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

First students to be enrolled in September this year.


The President of the University of Limerick, Mr John O’Connor has welcomed the Government announcement made earlier today that the University of Limerick has been successful in its tender bid to establish a Graduate Medical School.

Mr O’Connor said he wanted to congratulate the Government on their recognition of the innovation of the University of Limerick proposal and he said UL had committed itself to lifting the standard of Irish Medical Education to the highest international standing and said he looked forward now to delivering on this commitment.

He said the decision to establish a Graduate Entry Medical School at Limerick will be welcomed by prospective medical students everywhere and will for the first time facilitate access to world class Medical Education through a process other than the points system.

Mr O’Connor congratulated the Government on the speed with which they had managed the tender process to ensure that the highest standards of Medical Education were made available in a manner which provides equitable access to all students alongside excellent value for money to the Government.

Mr O’Connor said that in formulating its proposal for a graduate entry programme UL had studied closely the best practices in Medical Schools throughout the world in order to assemble international best practice in providing a world leading programme at Limerick. He said the Limerick Partnership with St Georges University of London alongside the capacity, vision and record of UL, will deliver excellence and innovation to the Irish Healthcare System.

He said the immediate implications for medical provision in the Shannon Region will see the employment of additional Consultants in a new range of specialisms and the establishment of a network of teaching hospitals led by the Mid West Regional Hospitals at Limerick and Tullamore and St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny.

The University of Limerick Medical School will place particular emphasis on the role of medical graduates in the provision of excellent primary care and this is being facilitated through the establishment of primary care teaching networks in the Mid West, the Midlands and the South East.

The President Designate of the University of Limerick, Professor Don Barry confirmed that the University will admit the first 30 students to the new programme in September this year. He said the school has been developed in a spirit of essential collaboration with key partners including the Health Services Executive, the Medical Boards of the teaching hospitals and the General Practitioners in each of the primary care teaching networks. He said the University is committed to moving immediately in partnership with all the agencies to ensure that the Graduate Entry Medical Programme will be available to students in September 2007. He said the opportunity to deliver this programme fits perfectly with the pioneering spirit of the University and his own vision to contribute significantly to the economic, social and cultural development of Ireland and Professor Barry looks forward to the graduation of the schools first students in only four years from now

http://www.ul.ie

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Postby CologneMike » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:03 pm

07858 University of Limerick – Limerick County Council

Received Date 27/03/2007
Decision Due Date 21/05/2007

Construction of a new library building adjacent to the Glucksman Library & Informationservices Building, together with associated site works. The University falls within an Architectural Conservation Area which contains protected structures including PLassey House, Plassey Fountain and Plassey Mill


I thought they would extend the Glucksman Library by adding on a new wing to it. Instead it looks like a separate, standalone building that will be built.

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Postby CologneMike » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:12 pm

06822 University of Limerick – Limerick County Council

Grant Date: 11/01/2007

construction of a 215m long, 6m wide vehicular access road and 378 no. car park including lighting, services, landscaping and associated development works


The western car park, located just west of the Robert Schuman Building, will provide a much needed 370 additional spaces.

There are already 13 car parks serving the University. Must be a lucrative business! :rolleyes:

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Postby CologneMike » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:20 pm

061978 University of Limerick – Limerick County Council

construction of a language building. The accommodation contains computer station laboratories, classrooms, offices, rooftop plant enclosure, roof amounted satellite dishes and ancillary facilities. Site development works include the relocation and extension of the Millstream Courtyard Building delivery road and the provision of a turning head, modification to the external area along the western side of Millstream Courtyard and landscaping to facilitate the development. This application relates to an ACA and is within the curtilage of protected structures


With the construction of the language building and the Living Pedestrian Bridge, it will finish off the Murray O’Laoire Millstream Courtyard project quite nicely. :cool:

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Postby Goofy » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:11 pm

Does anyone know what the purple building(?) to the right of the new carpark, in the picture in post 1128, is?
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Postby Tuborg » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:40 am

Not a clue tbh, I had no idea the university even owned that land, although perhaps it was bought up as part of the deal for the adjacent boathouse. It does look like there is definite plans for that site though, I must say I find this rather surprising, I cant imagine what they have in the pipeline here, the new Kemmy Business school building is under construction adjacent to the schuman and that should meet the needs of the university's increasingly popular business courses! Looking at the layout of those buildings (if they are that!), it could well be yet another student village, it does look quite similar to the layout of dromroe and cappavilla especially!

On the subject of the new car park, it will of course be another pay car park, just like the main car park across from the student centre, yet another killing for what is probably the hungriest college in Ireland!:(
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Postby CologneMike » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:42 pm

Goofy wrote:Does anyone know what the purple building(?) to the right of the new carpark, in the picture in post 1128, is?


(March 30th 2007)

On the map legend, purple denotes future building (indicative only).

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Postby CologneMike » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:14 am

Council to remove false crossing

Kathryn Hayes Fri, Apr 13, 2007

Limerick County Council has taken steps to remove an unofficial pedestrian crossing that was painted on to one of the country's busiest roads by a group of college students.

A senior local authority figure yesterday described the action taken by the University of Limerick (UL) students at the Groody roundabout in Limerick as "very immature and potentially quite dangerous". A team of 15 students were involved in painting the "zebra" crossing at the roundabout which is located on the outskirts of the city on the main Limerick to Dublin road, late last Wednesday night.

The roundabout in question has no pedestrian crossing despite several requests to the council, according to UL Student Union president St John Ó Donnabháin.

Thousands of students living beyond the Groody roundabout make the daily journey to and from the college across this road, he added.

"Students' union representatives have been lobbying politicians and Limerick council without success to obtain this crossing for a number of years, and felt that it was time to take action after a student was hospitalised recently after she was knocked off her bicycle," explained Mr Ó Donnabháin.

However, Robert Gallagher of Limerick council said he was extremely disappointed with the action taken by the students, describing it as "immature and potentially quite dangerous".

Mr Gallagher said planning permission has been sought for the crossing and also a bus lane, the closing date for which was a week ago. "We are currently advertising the construction contract and we expect work to commence this summer," he added.

© 2007 The Irish Times

Strange that the new Student villages near the proposed Parkway Valley Shopping Centre are having problems with the road infrastructure, that is hardly a couple of years old!

Though I must agree with Mr Robert Gallagher from the Limerick council about students even attempting to cross the road at the Groody roundabout. :rolleyes: Unless of course they are studying physical education and meet the following criteria.
  • Can run a hundred metres in ten seconds flat.
  • Can sway and jink through the traffic as good as our Brian O’Driscoll would for Ireland.
  • Can pole vault from one side to the other.
  • Can paddle a canoe along the Groody river and on under the Dublin road to the other side.

Anything else would be "immature and potentially quite dangerous".
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Postby CologneMike » Thu May 17, 2007 5:12 pm

New UL leader will live on campus

By Anne Sheridan Limerick Leader

THE University of Limerick's third president, Prof Don Barry, will be their first leader to live on the university's grounds and plans for his new residence on the Clare side of the campus are currently being designed, where he will be expected to move by the spring of 2009.

President Barry told the Limerick Leader this week that "the availability of a president's house on campus is also seen as a feature that would serve to attract international candidates in future presidential recruitment exercises," just as Trinity College Dublin and UCD have done.

As well as being his personal residence for his 10-year term of office, the building will also be used for official functions. "It will be great to walk across the Living Bridge and into my office. I'm sure it'll be a beautiful building but I haven't seen the designs yet as it's at an early stage of planning," said the 49 year-old Cork professor, who currently lives in Ballina.

In his first revealing interview since he took up his new role as President on May 1, Prof Barry told the Limerick Leader this week of his plans for the university over the next decade. Speaking about the day he was announced as the university's next President, he said "without a shadow of a doubt it was the proudest moment of my career."

By next September the university will be offering two new programmes in civil engineering and journalism and new media, and within the next five years the student population is will increase by one third to 15,000.

The former Vice-President, Academic & Registrar said he wants to see the campus "turn into a town, rather than an institution" by the end of his term and aims to increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Limerick city who attend university through their access programme.

As a member of the Shannon Consortium of higher education, an office is expected to open in Limerick city in the coming months, where prospective students can find out more about courses at UL, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Institute of Technology and the Tralee Institute of Technology.

19 May 2007


No planning application made yet to the Clare County Council. Will we be seeing a second white house for the president’s residence? But please spare us from his vision of turning the campus into a town. The city is fragmented enough without having a Mayor of Plassey and a fourth local authority joining the party.;)
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu May 17, 2007 7:53 pm

is the portait museum still on the first floor of Plassey House?

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Postby CologneMike » Thu May 17, 2007 9:30 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:is the portait museum still on the first floor of Plassey House?


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National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland

The National Self-Portrait Collection was housed between two locations - Plassey House and the Art Gallery on the second floor of the Foundation Building. I must check it out next month when strolling up the riverbank to Plassey.
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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Tue May 22, 2007 10:27 pm

Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Building

The result of an international competition, the new Irish World Academy of Music and Dance building will take its place in County Clare along the banks of the River Shannon. Lying at the foot of the new Pedestrian Living Bridge which will link both sides of the campus, this 4100sqm building will become the new heart of this young and vibrant University. Its architectural design is an inspired response to the ecological surroundings at the University of Limerick; this includes the many monastic influences along the River Shannon exemplified by Clonmacnoise, as well as those located in Limerick and Clare, such as Glenstal Abbey and Quin Abbey.

“This new building will provide a riverside space where musicians, dancers, composers, singers, conductors and choreographers will explore together. Musicologists and choreologists will research alongside live performance.
The history and anthropology of music and dance will provide the research surround for the rediscovery of older sounds and gestures, as well as for the discovery of new voices, and the reinvention of received traditions”.

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Tower Theatre
Situated at the very heart of the new building, the Tower Theatre resembles the monastic towers of Clonmacnoise. Scaling from the bottom floor to the top and finishing with a circular window to the sky, this atrium style facility can hold 80 people and will be a space out of which a powerful sound will resonate. The Tower will contain an awe-inspiring Pipe Organ making it an ideal venue for chant and voice performance. The music and song which will emanate from the Tower will recreate the ancient sounds which filled the air along the River Shannon’s banks 1000 years ago.

Sionna Theatre
Holding 200 people, this Theatre has been described as a musical laboratory. The highly versatile seating arrangements allow for maximum flexibility and versatility for teaching, learning and performance. The theatre floors will contain sprung timber parquet dance floors to optimise dance performance. This facility scales from the ground floor to the top floor and will be topped with the Rooftop ‘Cloister’ Theatre.

Rooftop ‘Cloister’ Theatre
The Rooftop Theatre will be used for outdoor performances. It holds approximately 200 people and has a retractable cover that can be used to protect the rooftop area should the Irish weather prove unfavourable. This area will be spectacular for performance as it will fill the riverside with music and song and draw student, faculty and visitor to the heart of the campus.

Shannonside Plaza and Café
The design of the new Irish World Academy building includes a “performance entrance forecourt” on the open area immediately adjacent to the Academy’s front entrance. This Plaza will embrace the Living Bridge’s arrival into County Clare and will be punctuated by a 100 seat Café. The space may also serve as an informal performance location, an exhibition or display space as well as a gathering space for people attending Academy performances.

Other facilities will include:
Specially designed large dance studios
Studios for the teaching of music and dance
Music and Dance Research Area
Green Room
Zen Garden
Tutorial rooms
Academic offices


I think we will be giving Miltown Malbay and Doolin a miss with all this craic on the Clare side of UL. Refreshments facility provided by the ‘Lame Duck’ ;)
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Re: university of limerick

Postby Tuborg » Wed May 23, 2007 12:14 am

Ah the lame duck, a great spot!, the fun part is trying to find your way back over to the other side in the early hours!;)
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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:42 pm

Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Interesting video material (3D computer animation of proposed building). Take a tour see link. :cool:
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