In the autumn of 1991, Group 91 Architects won the Temple Bar Framework Plan competition and were awarded the commission of making new public spaces and surrounding buildings as proposed in their competition entry. Within Group 91, there were eight practices and thirteen architects: Rachael Chidlow, Shay Cleary, Yvonne Farrell, Paul Keogh, Niall McCullough, Shelley McNamara, Michael McGarry, Valerie Mulvin, Siobhan Ní Eanaigh, Sheila O’Donnell, Shane O’Toole, John Tuomey, and Derek Tynan.
This exhibition presents Group 91’s own exhibition panels (shown at the Architecture League of New York in 1998) interwoven with written excerpts from interviews conducted by Lisa Cassidy in 2011 with Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, Michael McGarry, Siobhan Ní Eanaigh, Sheila O’Donnell, Shane O’Toole, John Tuomey and Derek Tynan.
The opening event on 12th October 2011 in the Red Room at Richview (UCD School of Architecture) featured a discussion moderated by Prof. Hugh Campbell between McGarry Ní Eanaigh Architects, Sheila O’Donnell, John Tuomey, Derek Tynan, Shane O’Toole, and Grafton Architects (project architects Ger Carty and Philippe O’Sullivan).
The exhibition will be open in the Front Room Gallery (Richview) until 26th October.