24.08.2020, 21:00 P.M.
This talk forms part of Dublin City Council and the Irish Georgian Society's Celebrating Dublin’s Built Heritage, a series of talks to mark National Heritage Week (Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd August 2020)
Oh, Glorious Precast: Hot Concrete in Ballsbridge by Shane O'Toole
Concrete is a widely misunderstood modern material, although it has been around since Roman times. Basically, it exists in two forms: in situ, meaning poured on site; and precast, meaning manufactured under controlled industrial conditions and later delivered to site for assembly. A few hundred metres of Ballsbridge is home to Ireland's best ensemble of precast concrete architecture to include the USA Embassy, the Texaco Building and Landsdowne House.
Shane O'Toole Hon FRIAI Int FRIBA was inaugural curator/director of the Irish Architecture Foundation and twice Ireland's Commissioner for the Venice Biennale. He is Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD and a contributor to More Than Concrete Blocks: Dublin City's Twentieth-Century Buildings and Their Stories.
Click on the below link to watch the talk, which will be available to view only for the duration of National Heritage Week (Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd August 2020)
(Image courtesy of Artur Sikora)