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‘A Space for Learning’ Exhibition at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
14 February – 16 March, 2012
The Irish Architecture Foundation’s A SPACE FOR LEARNING exhibition was displayed earlier this year at the Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny.
This groundbreaking exhibition showcased the winning ten designs from an ideas competition that challenged current thinking on school design. 120 architects worked with 1500 students in 90 schools across Ireland in the developmental phase of this project as architects collaborated directly with Transition Year students on the design of educational spaces.
Ten winning architect-student teams from counties Cavan, Limerick, Louth, Cork and Dublin created films, installations, models and drawings to illustrate their ideas about learning spaces and environments.
Thousands of visitors have seen and enjoyed the exhibition as it toured Dublin, Carlow, Belfast,Cork and Donegal.
Exhibition Education programme
The exhibition A Space for Learning was accompanied by an education programme, including a panel discussion and teacher’s events.
22 February 7.30pm
No booking required, all welcome
Discussion on themes of design and education raised by the exhibition A Space for Learning. Event included short exhibition tour and building tour. Panellists: Robert Bourke, Robert Bourke Architects; Rachel McAree, Education Curator, Irish Architecture Foundation; Antoin MacGabhann, MacGabhann Architects; Marianne O’Kane Boal, Architecture critic and writer.
Post –Primary Teacher’s Event, February 21st, 7.00pm
Primary Teachers’ Event, March 1st, 7.00pm
Free workshops and talks for teachers highlighting the creative and cross-curricular potential of architecture in the classroom. In partnership with Donegal Education Centre. For information and booking contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Exhibiting Teams
Castletroy College Limerick/Donoghue Corbett Architects
Dundalk Grammar School Louth/Idir Architecture
Mercy College Coolock/Helen Kelly, Laura O’Brien & Faela Guiden
Sandford Park School Ranelagh/Federico Scoponi
Scoil Phobail Bheara Castletownbere/Magee Creedon Kearns Architects
St. Angela’s College Cork City/O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
St. Dominic’s Secondary School Ballyfermot/Greenan Red Architects
St. Mary’s Secondary School Mallow/Chora Design Studio
St. Patrick’s College Cavan/NJBA Architects+Urban Designers
St. Paul’s College Raheny/Robert Bourke Architects
A Space for Learning is an initiative of the Irish Architecture Foundation. It was funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Education and Skills. The tour was funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.