The Housing Unlocked exhibition showcases eight architect-led proposals to unlock housing potential in our villages, towns and cities, proposing creative and practical answers to housing challenges in Ireland today while inviting visitors to join the conversation.
“How do we build affordable homes and resilient communities? How fast can we deliver low carbon homes? How can we use untapped potential to solve housing problems in our towns? Can towns and cities find extra housing in iconic buildings, church sites and vacant shops? How might we optimise quality of life in a compact urban block?”
Repurposing vacant banks across Ireland, adapting churches to include housing in Dublin city, innovative approaches to timber-frame modular construction, and a holistic approach to regenerating towns such as Mountrath in Co. Laois are just some of the ideas on display at the exhibition, which is the first of its kind in Ireland. Each installation has been developed by a team of architects and their collaborators. Proposals were selected by a Jury of national and international experts through an Open Call process that went out to architects to team up with professionals from a variety of disciplines and members of the public to submit ideas to solve housing issues in Ireland’s cities, towns and villages. The eight selected entries received €7,500 in funding to develop their proposal into an exhibition piece.
Visitors to the Housing Unlocked exhibition can view physical models of each proposal, along with photographs, maps, drawings and artists’ impressions of what the projects would look like if they were completed.
Exclusively for RHA Friends.