Saturday, 16th April
11.00 â€“ 12.00 Conserving ironwork: The curvilinear glasshouses and palm house
Speaker: CiarÃ¡n O’Connor, Assistant Principal Architect, Office of Public Works
12.00 â€“ 13.15 Tour of Glasshouses & Palm House
The great Palm house was just an off the peg greenhouse apparantly… but one thing you notice when you go is the economy of the engineering… the opw did a fab job on restoring it… the exterior walkway works also as a retaining ring beam…. v cool.. I’m sure they won’t mind me posting these….
PS I can’t understand why it’s being used as a musical venue at the mo…. those kind of curves are a nightmare for accoustics..