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WATERFORD FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 2019

Waterford Festival of Architecture, 16th – 19th May.

The Waterford Festival of Architecture (WFA) is a festival which supports architects and works towards enhancing the understanding and appreciation of architecture among the wider community, including creative practitioners of other artistic disciplines. It produces a high quality programme of events that maximise its unique status in Ireland as the only festival of architecture outside of the capital. With an exciting expanded 4 days programme of events, 16th-19th of May, to engage local and regional public and specialist audiences, the festival promotes the importance of architecture as an artistic practice.

Waterford’s Institute of Technology (WIT) Department of Architecture’s end of year show aims to promote awareness of quality Architecture. Through a family and schools programme, specialist lectures and talks, workshops and exhibitions, the Waterford Festival of Architecture continues to grow its profile and audiences by delivering a programme that aims to engage the public with the built environment. Awareness of architecture as an art form is central to the festival. Through these creative collaborations, the festival can demonstrate the necessity for and contributions of, architecture in our daily lives.

The Festival is supported by Waterford Council; Garter Lane Arts Centre; Waterford Civic Trust; Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and local businesses. All events are free but a collection for the charity SIMON will take place and all donations are most welcome.

The WFA_Brochure 2019 can be downloaded here.

Revolution, 16th May, Rob Cass talk & doors at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.           

Rob Cass is the Director of Falcon Real estate and he shall be presenting information on the North Quay Development and Micheal Street Shopping Centre.

Revolution, 16th May, Pub Quiz Fundraiser & doors at 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.     

Pub Quiz Fundraiser for the South East Simon Community will kick off this years WFA. Teams of 4 with €20 entry per team. All donations go to the South East Simon Community & great prizes to be won on the night.

Granary Cafè, 17th May, WFA launch & Degree Show & doors at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

End of Year exhibition by Students of Architecture from Waterford Institute of Technology will be officially launched with a wine reception at a wine reception at the Granary.

Garter Lane Arts Centre, 17th May, An Engineer Imagines & doors at 7:30 p.m – 9:30 p.m.

Documentary on Peter Rice offers a faultless account of the Joyce of structural engineering, Peter Rice (1935-1992) was perhaps the most influential structural engineer of this century. The hundreds of buildings he worked on include such masterpieces as Sydney Opera House, The Pompidou Centre, The Menil Collection, and Llyod’s of London.

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