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Children’s Reading of ‘Iggy Peck, Architect’

Saturday 14:30 Cork City Library will be running a free, architecture themed children’s reading in the children’s section of the Library of “Iggy Peck, Architect” as part of Open House Cork. Read by Emma O’Conner, this book will tell the story of Iggy Peck, the boy who wanted to be an architect. “Iggy has one […]

Film Screening of “Talking to my Father” @ The Gate Cinema

Saturday 12:00 Cork Film Festival in collaboration with Open House Cork will be screening “Talking to my Father” in the Gate Cinema. Modern architecture in Ireland reached a high point in the early ’60s and one of its most celebrated figures was Robin Walker. Robin studied under Le Corbusier and later worked alongside Mies van […]

Architecture Workshop @ Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Sunday 15:00-16:00 The Lewis Glucksman Gallery will be running a free architecture themed art workshop as part of Open House Cork. Led by practicing artists, these fun and interactive events invite children (and their parents!) to learn all about making art. Come along armed with your imagination and get ready to make your very own […]

City Centre Docklands Walking Tour

Sunday: First Tour 10:00; Second Tour 12:00 City Conservation Officer Pat Ruane will lead a tour showcasing the industrial heritage of the City Centre docklands with special emphasis on the Bonded Warehouses, the silos and the former railway infrastructure. This tour will depart from Albert Quay, giving the possibility of viewing across the river Lee […]

Small Town Studio Exhibition @ County Hall

Saturday 10:00-17:00 Small Town Studio focus on community engagement projects where a group of architects, architecture students and artists are invited to collaborate with a local community group to participate in an 8 week design/build project. The projects are modest and achievable in the time span, but visionary and ambitious in their aspirations. Over the […]

3D printing @ The Architecture Factory

Saturday 10:30-16:30 CIT Architecture Factory will be running a Fab Lab workshop. The aim of the workshop is to introduce people to 3D printing. The final goal is to attempt construction of a geodesic dome entirely from 3D components. Come along and see real people being scanned and printed out in 3D! Location: CIT Architecture […]

A History of the Ford Factory in Cork

Saturday 12:00 CCAE Architecture Graduate Francis Shier will lead a tour about the Ford Factory highlighting its importance to the city of Cork from an architectural and historical point of view. The dramatic gabled elevation of the central section of the original plant has faced the River Lee for almost 90 years and is cited […]

Sketching Tour of MacCurtain St.

Saturday: First Tour 10:30; Second Tour 14:00 CCAE Architecture Lecturer Jim Harrison will lead a sketching tour along MacCurtain St. aimed at anyone with an interest in its rich mix of buildings, who would love to extend their knowledge through drawing. It is not about making pictures, but about observing and asking questions in order […]

Mardyke Walking Tour

Saturday 11:00 Join local author Tom Spalding on a tour to discover the Mardyke you never knew existed! In 1902 and 1903 Cork held one of the most spectacular Exhibitions in its history which saw literally everyone from Patrick Pearse to Edward VII descend on Leeside over two summers. The event featured everything from demonstrations […]

Opening Night Launch + Lecture

Friday 17:30 We are delighted to host what we hope will be a wonderful evening of discussion centered on work that draws on architecture while moving beyond the scope of the traditional built environment. Our speakers include architects, John and James O’Donovan, who collaborated on the design of the Irish Pavilion for Venice 2014 and […]