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15 Bachelors Walk, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland
Two dates: Wednesday 7th November & Wednesday 14th November 2018
Doors open at 6pm, with the event from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Dr Ronnie Tallon was the most prolific architect in 20-century Ireland, and one of its most discerning. His influences came from East and West, from Kyoto to Chicago, from Katsura Rikyu to Lake Shore Drive, by way of Max Bill in Central Europe. He had the ability to make a bored schoolboy’s theorem exhilarating, and he kept that geometrical magic alive in his work for 80 years.
Join the IAF for the intimate Irish premier of ‘Dreaming Squares’ a short documentary, filmed by Shane O’ Toole and Paddy Cahill, shortly before Ronnie’s death. Ronnie talks about his masterwork, the former Carroll’s cigarette factory in Dundalk – now, half a century later, an Institute of Technology – and why he loved the square for the infinite freedom it offers within fixed constraints.
The event will be opened with a reading by Shane O’Toole of ‘Viva Ronnie!’, the eulogy he delivered in November 2010 when Dr Ronald Tallon of Scott Tallon Walker was awarded the inaugural RIAI Gandon Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture.