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August 6, 2004 at 3:54 pm in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #732536
two words corkdood:
THE TIDEAugust 6, 2004 at 11:24 am in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #732533
Originally posted by corkdood
Does anyone know what they have done to the river to make it smell better? I heard rumours months ago that they had done a cleanup on the lake by Park Ui Chaoimh and were doing the same to the river but never heard the details – something about friendly bacteria I think.
in case u you have nt noticed over the last couple of years the whole city has been up in a heap with roads being dug up and services been relaid esb, gas and also sewage drains, these drains would have orginially drained straight into the river, venice styleee, and thus the river lee like so many othere cities looked dirty and smelled quite bad
see below and follow this link
Cork City’s waterways are one of its defining features. The River Lee separates into two channels to form the Central Island of the City. Since the foundation of the City, Cork’s sewage has discharged untreated into these channels. Each day 13 million gallons of raw sewage and polluted water flow into the River Lee and Lough Mahon, completely untreated. This is unacceptable for a modern City in the new millennium. Approximately Â£20 million has been spent on the City’s drainage system over a twenty year period prior to 1997, constructing sewers to intercept the numerous outfalls discharging to the river. This investment moved the point of discharge of the sewage downstream of the City centre. The City’s sewage now discharges through two main outfall points at Horgan’s Quay and Kennedy Quay.August 5, 2004 at 12:53 pm in reply to: interior doors #744085
saw the exact one in a catologue here in the office, the name oif the company is doras distributors ltd,
unit 7 park west industrial & bus Park,
nangor road ,
tel 01 6235444 01 623 5450
rep joe fallon,
the series is vega by puertas promoa.July 22, 2004 at 11:11 am in reply to: Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture #744163
great book, brought it on http://www.whsmith.co.uk for 100 euro , thought everyone would know not to buy anything in rip off ireland anymore.
lacking a little on text but i suppose it would be hard to critique the volume of work explored in the book, its more of an overview than anyrthing else.
looks grt on the coffee table while a little too large for the ‘library’June 24, 2004 at 4:35 pm in reply to: SW101….where are you? #743795
sw 101 has deserted us i m afraid , think he s in some plush hotel in hawaii at this stage, one things for sure he is nt worrying about housing density in the peoples republic. actually had a look around coppinger place on sunday after a few pints in the franciscan well and was very impressed, photos do it scant justice in todays mag but as it says , the access is quite narrow so getting a wide shot is pretty difficult. with the renewal of shandon street on the go, the area is getting a much needed face lift.
on another note derek tynan s multiplex straight across the river seems to be having major trouble with its external smooth plaster, paint has been flaking off the building since day one.
viva la republicJune 22, 2004 at 9:57 am in reply to: Does anyone know the architect name for this building? #743675
ifMay 27, 2004 at 3:04 pm in reply to: RIAI Awards #743124
rockav , sneaking suspicion u were on the sunday times home mag a few weeks back??????????????May 26, 2004 at 9:38 am in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #732350May 26, 2004 at 9:33 am in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #732349
the much needed makeover is well under way, much of the building is now unoccupied with departments moving to different locations while a refit takes place, planning authority have gone to model farm road etc.
the follow is from cork co co website
An invited competition organised by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and the Management Team at Cork County Council was held in September 1999 for the general refurbishment of the County Hall along with the provision of additional office accommodation. There were five architectural practices in the competition which was won by Shay Cleary Architects, Dublin.
The winning scheme provides an innovative solution to the facade of the tower by introducing a skin of glass louvres which respond to differing climatic conditions and allow the tower to provide a high quality naturally ventilated working environment for the first time. It is further intended to fit out the existing building to present day office standards.
A six storey extension will provide additional office space while a new concourse/foyer joins these two elements together and houses a new Council Chamber and elected members accommodation.
A new multi-level carpark building will be constructed on the south western portion of the site, a part which is presently occupied by the temporary library building.
A general rearrangement of the present on-site parking along with tree planting is also envisaged.
The scheme was presented to the Council on 28th July, 2000 and at that meeting received the necessary approval to proceed with further design development with a view to lodging a full planning submission to Cork City Council.
When complete, the finished project will provide high quality office accommodation for up to 600 people.March 28, 2004 at 9:08 pm in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #732317
its finally good to see people taking an interest in the built environment outside the pale, however looking through not only this forum, but others one gets a very negative attitude. while we need to be subjective about what is being built in our country, we also need to praise the work which merits it
a comment was made about the opera house is cork, which is a result of the era it was built, not trying to defend the design if you can call a rectangular brick box a design, but this building was built in hard economic times on a shoestring budget, it s recent face lift and that of emmet plc has made the area less drab and with johhson and perrott moving to a new 4 million euro showroom in o callaghans mahon point, it leaves a valuable space for what we hope will be an exciting development in the heart of the city.
the new murray o laoire bulding in ucc and the new school of music on the quays should also improve the citys image. a new apartment block on sawmill street across from st johns college , designed by jack coughlan architects (i think) is also a welcome addition to the city , situtated alongside the south terrace apartment complex , it looks like things have changed for the better
anyway sorry for rambling on , just all this negative stuff is a bit much , lets hope one of the cranes from the extension to the south mall falls mysteriosly and takes the dreadful eicom building with it , yours prc 🙂