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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Upcoming events at PLACE during September 2014

September 2014 is shaping up to be a busy month at our new premises on Lower Garfield Street. We have a number of free talks and walks scheduled throughout the month. Visit www.placeni.org/upcoming-events.html for more information and to book.

PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast, BT1 1FP.




Talk: Garfield Street, North Street and Royal Avenue

Thursday 4 September 2014, 6pm
PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast

Marcus Patton, author of Central Belfast: An Historical Gazzetteer, brings his encyclopaedic knowledge of Belfast buildings to PLACE. Marcus will discuss the architecture of Garfield Street, Royal Avenue and North Street.

This talk is part of our 'Where is … Lower Garfield Street?' series of events. Supported by the Department for Social Development's City Centre Events Grant.

Free event. Booking essential via: www.placeni.org/upcoming-events.html.




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Talk: Oscar & Oscar: Selected Projects
Saturday 6 September 2014, 12pm
PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast

With their work appearing across Belfast and further afield over the past number of years, architect duo Orla Maguire and Martin Barrett (aka Oscar & Oscar) have established a reputation for designing striking and unusual fit-outs for bars and restaurants.

Following the talk, Orla and Martin will lead a walk to our neighbours on Lower Garfield Street, Aether & Echo - for its design, the pair have been nominated for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014.

This talk is part of our 'Where is … Lower Garfield Street?' series of events. Supported by the Department for Social Development's City Centre Events Grant.

Free event. Booking essential via: www.placeni.org/upcoming-events.html.

Credit: Oscar & Oscar and Aether & Echo

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PLACE at European Heritage Open Days 2014
Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 September 2014
Belfast & Derry~Londonderry

Our popular architecture tours make a return to European Heritage Open Days as we use the city as the exhibition. 

Free events. Visit www.placeni.org/ehod2014.html to view available tours and to book.




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Living Places Launch Symposium
Thursday 18 September 2014, 10am - 2pm
Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast, BT14 6BP

PLACE will host the launch of the Department of the Environment's Living Places Urban Stewardship & Design Guide.

Living Places aims to clearly establish the key principles behind good place making, with a view to raising standards across Northern Ireland. Living Places will be a Material Consideration in the determination of planning applications and planning appeals for development affecting all urban places. In submitting a planning application for a masterplan in an urban area, applicants will be required to demonstrate how the identified ‘qualities’ set out by this document have informed their proposals.

PLACE delivered free regional training workshops in March 2014 for DoE to outline the concepts and principles of Living Places and explain how it should be used in practice.

Supported by DoE Planning Policy Division.

Free event. Lunch included. Booking essential via: www.placeni.org/upcoming-events.html.






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Talk: Young & Mackenzie Architects
Thursday 18 September 2014, 6pm
PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast, BT1 1FP

As Belfast developed rapidly in the 19th century new local architectural and civil engineering firms were established to cater for clients’ expanding needs, creating an imposing and varied cityscape. Paul Harron will talk about of one of the largest and longest-lasting of these Belfast firms, Young & Mackenzie, architects of the former J.C. Mayrs building where PLACE is now based. This illustrated talk will present a wide range of material including the most notable instances of the firm’s work during the Victorian, Edwardian and early 20th century periods, including buildings in the Royal Avenue area.

Paul Harron is a communications professional with a special interest in architectural history. He holds a PhD (QUB) on Young & Mackenzie Architects, is a former architecture specialist at the Arts Council of NI and has worked as an architecture & design editor for both Laurence King Publishing and Phaidon Press. An Honorary Member of the RSUA, he is Vice Chair of Hearth Revolving Fund, sits on the committee of the UAHS and served on the Historic Buildings Council for NI from 2007 to 2013. He has published a number of articles and books including the Public Art Handbook for Northern Ireland, was editor of the recent New Life for Churches in Ireland: good practice in conservation and reuse and writes regularly for Perspective, Living Design, the Irish Arts Review and the Ulster Tatler. His monograph on Young & Mackenzie will be published by the UAHS early next year.

This talk is part of our 'Where is … Lower Garfield Street?' series of events. Supported by the Department for Social Development's City Centre Events Grant.

Free event. Booking essential via: www.placeni.org/upcoming-events.html.

J C Mayrs building at Lower Garfield Street. Credit: PRONI.

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Georgian Belfast
Saturday 20 September 2014, 11.30am - 1.30pm
PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast, BT1 1FP

Although regarded as a Victorian city, Belfast still retains architectural gems from the Georgian period (1714 – 1837). This tour will explore Georgian architecture in its many guises, visiting public architecture at its finest and uncovering hidden terraced housing.

Free event. Booking essential via: www.placeni.org/upcoming-events.html.




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Art Deco Belfast
Sunday 21 September 2014, 11.30am - 1.00pm
PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast, BT1 1FP

With sleek, futuristic lines and exotic flourishes, Art Deco was a design hallmark of the early 20th Century. It swept across the world and Belfast caught the bug too. This tour uncovers the colourful, electric buildings found throughout Belfast.

Free event. Booking essential via: www.placeni.org/upcoming-events.html.




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