Architecture events to build on Callan’s Abhainn Rí Festival

Architectural themed workshops and activities will again be part of Callan’s Abhainn Rí Festival this year.

Architectural themed workshops and activities will again be part of Callan’s Abhainn Rí Festival this year.

The now annual Commonage architectural summer school will take place in the town from August 1-17 and will again involve local, national and international participants, including visitors from Denmark, Greece, Italy, London and Scotland.

Design-and-build workshops will take place over the period of the programme, working with three sets of designers and architects who will begin to develop a series of projects along the river walk in the town. The summer school participants will work with these designers to create the projects. LiD Architects, who recently won an Irish Architecture Award, will be working on a seasonal bridge for the now dry millrace; designer Gearoid Muldowney, whose studio is known as Superfolk, will be designing a set of gates for the river walk; and a group of newly graduated UCD architects will be developing a cow shed with a rain water collection system.In tandem to the design-and-build projects there will be a programme of events, including film screenings in the old Co-op building, talks, demonstrations of lime rendering and blacksmithing, public walks, shared meals and a seminar.

For more information, see www.commonagecallan.com, email info@commonagecallan.com or call 085 2292973.