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Solstice Arts Centre presents

Opening Seminar 'There is a forest in my backyard but my house is built from trees grown far away'

Focusing on the characteristics of wood as a natural building material, this collaborative exhibition by innovative Estonian and Irish architecture practices explores the act of transformation across the life cycle of the material from extraction to transportation, standardisation to encapsulation and eventual disassembly for potential reuse. 

The opening-day seminar will be chaired by Peter Carroll from A2 Architects and feature presentations by the exhibition curators and the exhibiting architects discussing their collaborative exchanges. A keynote address will be given by world renowned Irish architects Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects. 

Curators: St. John Walsh (Alder Architects, Dublin); Aet Ader, Helmi Marie Langsepp, and Mari Möldre (b10 Architects, Tallinn).

Exhibiting architects: Creatomus Solutions, Hannigan Cooke Architects, Joseph Mackey Architects, Kaja Pae and Paco Ulman, OGU Architects, Peeter Pere Architects, Robert Bourke Architects, Ruumiringlus, Studio Kuidas, and Wrkshop. 

This project is supported by: the European Regional Development Fund through Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Association of Architects (EAA), Estonian Centre for Architecture (ECA), The Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Enterprise Ireland, Arts Council of Ireland, and Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF).


The exhibition will be open from 11am - 4pm on the day and continues until March 25th.

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PLEASE NOTE: In line with the latest Government guidelines, all adults and unaccompanied minors must present one of the following upon entering the auditorium: i.) Covid Certificate OR ii.) Proof of Immunity (if you have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 6 months) AND photo ID.

All Patrons (13+) and unaccompanied minors are required to wear face coverings inside the auditorium at all times.

As this is a free event with limited seating at 50% capacity, please ensure you can attend before booking. If you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, please inform the Box Office in advance so that someone else can avail of your seat.  

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