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Book TitleIrish architecture : the RIAI annual review 2015 / 2016 :
Chapter TitleNation Building - Peter and Mary Doyle's Birr Community School
Chapter AuthorNi Mhearain, Aoibheann
Book EditorO'Connell, Sandra
PublisherThe Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
Page(s)pp28 - 31
Contentphotos, text
Note(s)An essay about Birr Community School designed by Peter and Mary Doyle in 1974 and built in 1980. It contends that architecture for the Doyles related to construction and technology as well as being a response to social needs, but not a form of communication. The school building also reflects the Doyles' approach to design, that buildings should be expandable and flexible. IIt became iconic of the State's modernising educational and economic ambitions.
Subject(s)community schools ; structural frames ; steel frames ; concrete ; construction ; modular construction ; restoration
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  • Birr, Co Offaly, Republic of Ireland