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      n2125374
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      hello, can anyone help me, i’m a student of architecture and i’m currently doing research for my dissertation. i wish to research how ireland show there new identity when they gained indepence from england in the early 20th century. i’m looking for an irish architect and building which best shows this? ideally i would like somebody highly involved in this area around this time? can anyone point me in any direction?

      thanks

    • #742240
      ro_G
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      they didn’t show their new identity through architecture. Maybe through monuments but not architecture.

    • #742241
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      what are you doing?
      are you comparing the attitude to architecture in the Free State with that of Northern Ireland? ie building of Kildare St Department of Commerce V building of Stormount? There’s a whole chapter in Sean Rothery’s book on this period where Irish ministers would attend meetings of the AAI…. its quite a well documented time…

    • #742242
      n2125374
      Participant

      i’m trying to write a dissertation!
      i was just hoping that there would be a building constructed around that time shows the new identity of ireland as an idependant country, that expresses the new ireland, that is seperate from the identity of ireland as a part of britain.

    • #742243
      roskav
      Participant

      Ardnacrusha?

    • #742244
      Andrew Duffy
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      Second that – Ardnacrusha was about nation-building as much as it was about generating electricity. It took up 20% of the budget for the five (?) years it took to build. American engineers designing the Hoover Dam visited it, and it set up Seimens (again – ?) as a major engineering company.

    • #742245
      FIN
      Participant

      agree… and would busaras be considered in that bracket too..i know it was a while after but no real high profile architecture gives the country a sense of itself like her.

    • #742246
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      In terms of planning, there was the Abercrombie Plan for Dublin, which would be worth having a look at. None of it was ever executed though. The original plan was quite extravagant and would have involved an entire new street layout in the centre of Dublin. The subsequent plan (1941) was less extravagant, but both of them had a Catholic Cathederal as their centre piece, which speaks volumes I would think.

    • #742247
      trace
      Participant

      Read Dr Hugh Campbell’s ground-breaking essay on architecture and national expression in the Free State in the Prestel book on Ireland: 20th Century Architecture (Wang, Becker & Olley, eds).

    • #742248
      Starch
      Participant

      Dublin airport?

    • #742249
      kefu
      Participant

      Absolutely amazes me that the Catholic Church aren’t still interested in building a city centre cathedral.
      Pro-Cathedral doesn’t count.

    • #742250
      GrahamH
      Participant

      Why don’t they just make it count, ie, make it a cathedral!
      Does a church have to be a certain size to assume such a title?
      This limbo that’s existed for decades is ridiculous.

    • #742251
      d_d_dallas
      Participant

      Is a catherdral the “head church” of the diocese? The size merely to denote it’s importance/status?!?

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