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CCAE Masters Exhibition ‘​Athens: Peripheral[c]ity’
An exhibition by the masters students of the Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE). The focus is on the idea and complex conditions associated with the “peripheral”, and looks to question how this term might be understood conceptually in order to define the relationship between Athens and its adjacent territories – smaller towns, its own Port City-Piraeus and the Greek Islands.

Date: Saturday 30th September
Time: 10.00 – 17.00
Location: Cork Centre for Architectural Education, 9/10 Copley Street. This event is now closed.

City Survey
A selection of surveyed plans, sections and elevations of houses in Cork City, highlighting the diversity of scales and topographies that make Cork unique. The work was undertaken by CCAE students over the years, under the supervision of CCAE staff and Brian Ward.

Date: Saturday 30th September
Time: 10.00 – 17.00
Location: Cork Centre for Architectural Education, 9/10 Copley Street. This event is now closed.

McCurtain Street Sketching tour
CCAE and CIT Architecture Lecturer Jim Harrison will lead a sketching tour along MacCurtain Street aimed at anyone with an interest in its rich mix of buildings, who would love to extend their knowledge through drawing. Jim will explain how different ways of drawing using perspective grids can be used to capture streetscapes, interior sketches and other such views of the city. It is not just about making pictures though, but about observing and asking questions in order to understand what we see. Guidance will be given on the use of drawing techniques and media, so no previous experience is necessary. Prizes will be awarded for the best sketch at the end of the tour.

Date: Sunday 1st October
Time: Tour One 11.00 | Tour Two 14.00
Departure point: Fr. Matthew Statue
Guide: Jim Harrison
Max capacity: 30 people per tour. This event is now closed.

UCC Campus Tour by O’Donnell and Tuomey
Willie Carey of O’Donnell Tuomey Architects will lead a tour of the practice’s work at University College Cork Campus focusing on the practice’s reading of the campus context. The trail will commence within the UCC Lewis Glucksman Gallery and take in the sites of the recently commenced Student Hub as well as the new campus pedestrian bridge crossing the river from Perrotts Inch to the Lower Grounds of the Campus.

Guide: Willie Carey
Free ticketed event. Contact lottery@openhousecork.ie to apply. The lottery is now closed.

A History of the Ford Factory
A tour highlighting the importance of the Ford Factory 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 100 years and is cited as architecturally important. The plant has been described as an “exemplar of functional design” in the early days of mass production in the motor industry.The use of construction techniques and materials such as the early use of a visually-expressed reinforced concrete frame with large expanses of metal-framed window are similar to other Ford developments in Michigan.

Date: Saturday 30th September
Time: 12.00
Departure Point: Ford Factory, Marina Commercial Park
Guide: TBC
Max Capacity: 30 people. This event is now closed.

KANE|architects was established by Neil Kane in 2010 and is based on Wellington Road, Cork. KANE|architects was awarded third place in the RIAI Public Choice Architecture Awards 2017 for the Play Tower project which was designed and built by the practice for Neil’s four-year-old daughter Ailbhe. An exhibition of this project and other work will be on display in Soma Coffee Company, Tuckey St.

Date: Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Location: SOMA Coffee Company, Tuckey Street. This event is now closed.

Quays to the City
Local author Tom Spalding will lead a tour of Cork city’s fine Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century quays. The tour will cover the development and reclamation of the city’s constituent islands, the quay walls themselves and important quay-side buildings.

Date: Sunday 1st October
Time: 18:00
Departure point: Holy Trinity, Fr Mathew Quay
Guide: Tom Spalding
Max Capacity: 30 people. This event is now closed.

Cork’s Architectural Pub Trail
Gareth O’Callaghan (Architect) and Tom Spalding (Author) will lead an architecturally themed pub walking tour discovering the style and culture of Cork’s public houses on a route that will meander through Cork’s streets drawing attention to some of the city’s most architecturally interesting imbibing establishments while making time for a tipple or two along the way – alas, drinks are not included so bring your pocket book! Maps and information to be distributed. This tour is open to those who are 18 years or older.

Guide: Gareth O’Callaghan and Tom Spalding
Free ticketed event. Contact lottery@openhousecork.ie to apply. The lottery is now closed.

Páirc Úi Chaoimh Tour
Scott Tallon Walker Architects were appointed by the Cork County Board of the GAA as architects and masterplanners for the remodelling of the 43,500 spectator capacity stadium at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The project is a permanent home for the county football, camogie and hurling teams, with a Centre of Excellence at the heart of the scheme.  The tour will be given by David Flannery, a director of Scott Tallon Walker Architects who runs the company’s Cork office.

Guide: David Flannery
Free ticketed event. Contact lottery@openhousecork.ie to apply. The lottery is now closed.

New Architecture: Ireland
Conceived, designed and curated by AP+E, New Architecture: Ireland is a travelling architecture exhibition presenting the work of six young Irish architecture offices that  emerged during the recent economic crisis. A shift to the construction and design sector  during this period forced architects to refocus and in this way these bleak times have produced new offices and ways of thinking. The six offices featured are Culturstruction, Donal Colfer Architects, Sult, Urban Agency, VAV & AP+E.
On Saturday 30th Laurence Lord of AP+E, Tara Kennedy of Culturstruction and Darragh Breathnach of DUA will give a discussion on the concept, design and curation of the exhibition and on the work of the practices involved in the exhibition.

Date: Friday 29th – Sunday 1st
Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Date: Saturday 30th
Time 14:00 – 15:00

Location: Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street. This event is now closed.

Robert Curgenven ‘Locate Yourself’
Locate Yourself is Robert Curgenven’s first solo exhibition of multiple works, presenting an overview of his spatial research over the past ten years.
The exhibition is a selection of new installations alongside existing works plus interactive and video works derived from his recent critically acclaimed albums SIRENE, They tore the earth and, like a scar, it swallowed them & Climata.
Each of the pieces in Locate Yourself work together to highlight the different ways in which we orient ourselves and respond to location and context. The exhibition underscores the ways in which air and weather, perception and architecture frame and affect physical experience and navigation – not only where you are but also how you engage with it when you are there.

Date: Saturday 30th September
Time: 12:00 – 17:00
Location: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay. This event is now closed.

Paul Keogan Set and Lighting Design
Paul studied drama at Trinity College Dublin and at Glasgow University. After graduating he worked as Production Manager for Project Arts Centre for three years before embarking on a freelance career as a set and lighting designer.
Paul will give a talk on his work, focusing on his collaborations with Cork’s theatre company Corcadorca. These includes Far Away, Corcadorca’s recent beautiful production on Spike Island, Sacrifice at Easter, Gentrification, medEia, The Winter’s Tale, Request Programme, The Hairy Ape, Woyzeck and Plasticine. Paul is now based in Belfast and has worked on numerous Irish and international productions.

Date: Saturday 30th September
Time: 13:00
Location: TDC, Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street
(misprint in programme, this event is not in the Wandesford Quay Gallery). This event is now closed.

The Guesthouse Project
The Guesthouse Project is an artist-led residency space and art events programmer. The building in which the project is located formerly functioned as a Guesthouse in the area.
Artist in residence Chloe Brennan will exhibit a perceptual piece focusing on the water’s meniscus around the windows of the building.
Artist Enid Conway will also exhibit her work on the day.

Date: Saturday 30th September
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Location: Guesthouse, 10 Chapel Street, Shandon. This event is now closed.

Sean Carroll & Sons Jewellers
Sean Carroll and Sons, established in 1954, are the longest established silversmith in Cork City. Chris Carroll will lead two tours of the premises on Rutland Street, showcasing the impressive history and skills of the workshop, ranging from the design and manufacture of jewellery to the manufacture and repair of silverware. A must see for anyone interested in arts and crafts, and the history of trade in Cork.

Free ticketed event. Contact lottery@openhousecork.ie to apply. The lottery is now closed.