New Horizon _architecture from Ireland
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02 Oct 2015— 04 Mar 2016

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New Horizon _architecture from Ireland

Chicago Design Museum / Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2 October 2015 - 31 January 2016
Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen), 4 December 2015 - 4 March 2016

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland is a series of presentations of the work of emerging Irish practices in three high-profile venues around the world. Selected by curators Nathalie Weadick of the Irish Architecture Foundation, and Raymund Ryan of the Heinz Architectural Center at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art, New Horizon_architecture from Ireland will present the work of three practices at the Chicago Architecture Biennial and two practices in the Ireland Pavilion at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen).

Informed by the Biennial’s theme, ‘The State of the Art of Architecture’, the three Irish practices in Chicago: A2 Architects, GKMP Architects and Ryan W. Kennihan Architects, have collaborated on constructing a temporary mirrored canopy, designing and fabricating a generous communal table, and presenting a selection of work from their offices in Dublin at the Chicago Design Museum.

This show runs from October 2nd 2015 – January 31st 2016.

In Shenzhen, AP+E (Jeffrey Bolhuis and Laurence Lord) and Urban Agency (Andrew Griffin,  and Maxime Laroussi, Heechan park and Henning Stüben) have collaborated with Irish photographer and filmmaker Matthew Thompson and Areaman Productions, to create a sensory environment of concentric curtains within which two short films exhibit parallels in the daily life of both Shannon and Shenzhen today.

This show runs from December 4th 2015 – March 4th 2016.

Irish Design 2015, A2 Architects, GKMP Architects, Ryan W. Kennihan Architects, AP+E and Urban Agency