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October 2016
21
October

Belfast Harbour Commissioners Office

October 21, 2016 @ 10:30 - 11:30
Belfast Harbour Commissioners Office, Corporation Square
Belfast, BT1 3AL United Kingdom

For more than 150 years, the Harbour Office has been the headquarters of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners, the body charged with the operation, maintenance and development of Belfast Harbour. The first section of the building, designed by the Commissioners' engineer George Smith and erected at a cost of some £8,000, was opened in 1854. A subsequent extension, by the celebrated Belfast architect William Henry Lynn, was completed in 1895 at a cost of £14,349. The architectural style reflects…

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21
October

Belfast Central Library

October 21, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Belfast Central Library, 126 Royal Avenue
Belfast, BT1 1EA  United Kingdom

This Grade 'A' listed library is one of the few remaining historical buildings in Belfast still used for its original purpose. Expansion of the original site over 128 years means that a large part of the building is not usually accessible, so this tour provides an opportunity to get an exclusive look behind the scenes of this Libraries NI landmark to see the hidden treasures. 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21
October

Hall/McKnight exhibition

October 21, 2016 @ 11:00 - 18:00
The Galleries, Block B, 2nd Floor, Portview Trade Centre 310 Newtownards Road
Belfast, BT4 1HE United Kingdom

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EXHIBITION IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Portview Trade Centre was originally known as Strand Mill, which spun flax until 1983. The building was listed Grade B by NIEA earlier this year, and internally retains many original features.The Mill is currently occupied by a wide range of businesses; the typically tall, well lit spaces, that are characteristic of the building support enterprises as wide ranging as a dance studio and…

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21
October

Belfast Central Library

October 21, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Belfast Central Library, 126 Royal Avenue
Belfast, BT1 1EA  United Kingdom

This Grade 'A' listed library is one of the few remaining historical buildings in Belfast still used for its original purpose. Expansion of the original site over 128 years means that a large part of the building is not usually accessible, so this tour provides an opportunity to get an exclusive look behind the scenes of this Libraries NI landmark to see the hidden treasures. 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21
October

Arup

October 21, 2016 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Arup, Bedford House 16-22 Bedford Street
Belfast, BT2 7FD United Kingdom

Arup Belfast’s new office demonstrates that attractive, modern workplaces boasting the latest digital technology, including video conferencing, can be created within existing office buildings. Whether it’s a post-war office tower like Bedford House or a 19th century building, existing buildings can be refurbished to fully meet 21st century needs. A high-quality refurbishment programme means that Arup Belfast’s new home is airy and bright, featuring re-configurable meeting spaces, collaborative work areas and a café-style reception zone. Come and take…

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22
October

The Silent Valley Dam

October 22, 2016 @ 09:00 - 14:30
The Silent Valley Dam, Mourne Mountains
Annalong, United Kingdom

Due to unprecedented expansion in the 19th century Belfast was running short of water by 1890. In 1891 LL Macassey reported to the Belfast Water Commissioners on the matter and recommended going to the Mournes for future supplies.A pipeline was built by 1905 to bring water to Belfast from the Kilkeel and Annalong rivers. The construction of a dam to store water began in the Silent Valley in 1923. After encountering and overcoming major ground problems the dam…

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22
October

Lyric Theatre

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 10:45
Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridgeway Street
Belfast, BT9 5FB United Kingdom

The award winning Lyric Theatre was the result of an RIBA International Design Competition held in May 2003 from which O'Donnell & Tuomey Architects (Dublin) were selected. The design responded to the irregular shape and elevation of the site, the river setting and the surrounding brick streetscapes and green park areas. The new building, completed in April 2011, is very different from the back rooms of Mary and Pearse O'Malley's Derryvolgie Avenue house from which the theatre began…

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22
October

The Strand Arts Centre

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 11:30
The Strand Arts Centre, 156 Holywood Road
Belfast, BT4 1NY United Kingdom

Northern Ireland’s oldest cinema est.1935. Opened as a one screen cinema it changed into a variety theatre (1984), refurbished into a 4 screen cinema (1988) and is now a vibrant independent Arts Centre with daily cinema (2013). RPP architects won an RIA architectural award in 1998 for renovating the façade. On the tour you will see its Art Deco and shipyard influenced design (curved walls, porthole doors and lighting), 35mm film and digital projectors. 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22
October

Belfast Wastewater & Treatment Works

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Belfast Wastewater & Treatment Works, 115-121 Duncrue Street
Belfast, United Kingdom

How do you effectively, sustainably manage the wastewater created by a city with 400,000 people? Learn how it’s done at the Belfast Wastewater Treatment Works, which sits on the North Side of the Herdman Channel in the Belfast docks. Since 1999, this activated sludge plant has pumped and treated wastewater, benefitting hundreds of thousands of people in Belfast. This tour, led by Peter Neeson, Belfast WwTW Site Manager, will begin with an overview of the site. After that, you…

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22
October

Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour, Big Fish 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, United Kingdom

Many of us will have enjoyed using the Comber Greenway, whether to commute or for leisure, but how did the Greenway come to exist? This tour, led by Richard Kirk, Northern Ireland Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, will take you from the Lagan Weir to Dundonald and back, giving you insight into the civil engineering which has made this public space possible. From the original railway to the most recent developments, this tour will help us…

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22
October

Mary Peters Track

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 10:30
Mary Peters Track, Upper Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 5PR United Kingdom

One of the project architects, Orla Anderson will guide us on a walk through this fantastic addition to the city. She will be speaking about how function had to fuse with design to deliver this major engineering project. 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22
October

Mary Peters Track

October 22, 2016 @ 10:30 - 11:00
Mary Peters Track, Upper Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 5PR United Kingdom

One of the project architects, Orla Anderson will guide us on a walk through this fantastic addition to the city. She will be speaking about how function had to fuse with design to deliver this major engineering project. 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22
October

Ulster University Greater Belfast Development Phase 1

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Ulster University, 25 - 51 York Street
Belfast, BT15 1ED United Kingdom

The ambitious £250m redevelopment of Ulster University's Belfast campus has been described as a 'transformational project' for Belfast City centre. Thousands of students and staff will occupy the new buildings when fully completed in 2019. The campus has been designed to provide a modern, innovative and inspiring environment for teaching, learning and research. The first phase of the development, which was designed to attain BREEAM Excellent rating, opened in 2015. This is an opportunity to see the new…

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22
October

Transport House

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 11:45
Transport House, 102 High Street
Belfast, BT1 2DL United Kingdom

An iconic modernist office building built for the Amalgamated Transport & General Workers Union. Transport House was designed in the ‘International Style’ by J.J. Brennan and is clad in a unique green faience, including a distinctive tiled mural depicting Belfast’s diverse industries. The building was opened in 1959 and in 1994 it was one of the youngest buildings in the city to be listed. It fell out of use in recent years however the union Unite now propose to…

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22
October

CS Lewis Civic Square & Eastside Visitor Centre

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
CS Lewis Civic Square & Eastside Visitor Centre, Hollywood Arches
Belfast, BT4 1NT United Kingdom

The new CS Lewis Civic Square is a part of the £40m Connswater Community Greenway project connecting 9km of East Belfast. The new public square is a key element of the scheme located between Victoria Park and Orangefield Park. Positioned on site is the new Eastside Visitor Centre. It provides a new focus at the crossing point of the Connswater Community Greenway and Comber Greenway. The building was designed by two local firms of Architects, each located within half…

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22
October

Former Harland & Wolff HQ Building and Drawing Offices

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:30
Former Harland & Wolff HQ Building and Drawing Offices, 2 Queens Rd
Belfast, BT3 9DT United Kingdom

DUE TO ONGOING EXCAVATION WORKS, THIS TOUR IS UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED, WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN THE SPRING, SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST FOR UPDATES The former Harland & Wolff Headquarters Building & Drawing Offices was built in sections between 1889 – 1922. A new Administrative Building was constructed c.1910. The single storey entrance block built c.1889 was demolished c.1911 and replaced with the current three storey block fronting Queen’s Road and connecting to the c.1910 Administrative Building. Since 1989 a number of…

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22
October

Tropical Ravine

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Tropical Ravine, Botanic Gardens
Belfast, BT7 1LP United Kingdom

The Tropical Ravine is a late-Victorian Hot House designed in 1887 by the first General Superintendent of Belfast Parks, Charles McKimm, who took advantage of the sloping site to accommodate a sunken ravine. The restoration of this listed Victorian building is now well underway with major works taking place throughout the building and its environs. To date the focus has been on removing most of the horticulture whilst the surrounding building fabric is either renewed or conserved. To begin works the…

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22
October

The Sail Loft

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
The Sail Loft, Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Tedfords Ship Chandlers, Sail & Tentmakers, was started by James Tedford in the 1850’s. The warehouse adjacent to the shop was an earlier building, reputed to have been built between 1760 and 1790, and is where ships sails were made. Gable fronted and of plain stucco, it has a projecting roof over hoist doors at first and second floor level which until recently bore a painted ship’s figurehead. The building’s interior is uncompromising. Original massive single piece timber…

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22
October

Building the Tropical Ravine in Minecraft with iTeach

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Bowling Pavillion in Botanic Gardens, Botanic Gardens Stranmillis Embankment Entrance
Belfast, BT7 1LP United Kingdom

Minecraft is one of the most popular children’s games in the world. Children can work together to build something really original and creative or even a famous building, exactly to scale. In this workshop children will get the opportunity to look at architectural plans and drawings of the Tropical Ravine Restoration project. They will plan and build the Tropical Ravine in Minecraft, using a range of blocks and materials. Children should bring their own iPads to the workshop with the latest edition of the app Minecraft Pocket Edition downloaded. iPads will also be available…

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22
October

Divis Tower

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 11:45
Divis Tower, 25 Divis Street
Belfast, BT12 4AP United Kingdom

Divis Tower, at 61m tall and with 20 floors, is one of Belfast’s tallest buildings. Divis was built in 1966 and is now the only surviving structure from the Divis Flats complex. The positioning of the tower between the Falls Road and Shankill Road provided unrivalled views of West Belfast from the upper floors and this was soon recognised by the British Army who converted the top two floors in the 1970s to provide a restricted observation post. It…

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22
October

New Council Office Building

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
New Council Office Building, 9 - 21 Adelaide Street
Belfast, BT2 8DJ United Kingdom

Belfast City Council’s new 9-storey 100,000 2 office building sits adjacent the existing Council’s Cecil Ward Building and will accommodate hundreds of Council staff from January 2017. Join us on this very special hard hat tour of the site just before it opens for use! 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22
October

Carlisle Memorial Church

October 22, 2016 @ 12:00 - 12:30
Carlisle Memorial Church, 25 Clifton St
Belfast, BT15 2BE United Kingdom

Carlisle Memorial Church was opened to 1876 to the High Victorian Gothic designs of W. H. Lynn. Known as the ‘Methodist Cathedral’, it was bequeathed to the city by James Carlisle in memory of his deceased children. The church closed in 1980 and quickly fell into significant disrepair. Belfast Buildings Trust took over ownership in 2011 and completed Phase 1 Capital Repair Works in June 2015. Also on view in the church this day will be Echo Chamber, an…

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22
October

Oscar&Oscar’s The Little America Congress

October 22, 2016 @ 12:00 - 16:00
Oscar&Oscar’s, 22-30 Hopefield Avenue Antrim Road
Belfast, BT15 5AP United Kingdom

Come along to Oscar&Oscar's workshop and meet The Little America Congress - the building's inhabitants who are largely makers and artists.On site will be Justin Nicholl and The Working Kitchen, Charlie Bousenquet as Belfast Punctured, Nicola Gates weaving as Ollanua, Eimearr Maguire as Dollybirds art, and Ryan Burke and his robots. As well as the incumbent artists and crafters, Oscar&Oscar will open their space up to other practitioners such as The Bearded Candle Makers, Mottainai Textiles and lots more!

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22
October

Divis Tower

October 22, 2016 @ 12:00 - 12:45
Divis Tower, 25 Divis Street
Belfast, BT12 4AP United Kingdom

Divis Tower, at 61m tall and with 20 floors, is one of Belfast’s tallest buildings. Divis was built in 1966 and is now the only surviving structure from the Divis Flats complex. The positioning of the tower between the Falls Road and Shankill Road provided unrivalled views of West Belfast from the upper floors and this was soon recognised by the British Army who converted the top two floors in the 1970s to provide a restricted observation post. It…

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22
October

The Sail Loft

October 22, 2016 @ 12:00 - 13:00
The Sail Loft, Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Tedfords Ship Chandlers, Sail & Tentmakers, was started by James Tedford in the 1850’s. The warehouse adjacent to the shop was an earlier building, reputed to have been built between 1760 and 1790, and is where ships sails were made. Gable fronted and of plain stucco, it has a projecting roof over hoist doors at first and second floor level which until recently bore a painted ship’s figurehead. The building’s interior is uncompromising. Original massive single piece timber…

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22
October

Transport House

October 22, 2016 @ 12:15 - 13:00
Transport House, 102 High Street
Belfast, BT1 2DL United Kingdom

An iconic modernist office building built for the Amalgamated Transport & General Workers Union. Transport House was designed in the ‘International Style’ by J.J. Brennan and is clad in a unique green faience, including a distinctive tiled mural depicting Belfast’s diverse industries. The building was opened in 1959 and in 1994 it was one of the youngest buildings in the city to be listed. It fell out of use in recent years however the union Unite now propose to…

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22
October

The Strand Arts Centre

October 22, 2016 @ 12:30 - 14:00
The Strand Arts Centre, 156 Holywood Road
Belfast, BT4 1NY United Kingdom

Northern Ireland’s oldest cinema est.1935. Opened as a one screen cinema it changed into a variety theatre (1984), refurbished into a 4 screen cinema (1988) and is now a vibrant independent Arts Centre with daily cinema (2013). RPP architects won an RIA architectural award in 1998 for renovating the façade. On the tour you will see its Art Deco and shipyard influenced design (curved walls, porthole doors and lighting), 35mm film and digital projectors. 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22
October

Carlisle Memorial Church

October 22, 2016 @ 13:00 - 13:30
Carlisle Memorial Church, 25 Clifton St
Belfast, BT15 2BE United Kingdom

Carlisle Memorial Church was opened to 1876 to the High Victorian Gothic designs of W. H. Lynn. Known as the ‘Methodist Cathedral’, it was bequeathed to the city by James Carlisle in memory of his deceased children. The church closed in 1980 and quickly fell into significant disrepair. Belfast Buildings Trust took over ownership in 2011 and completed Phase 1 Capital Repair Works in June 2015. Also on view in the church this day will be Echo Chamber, an…

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22
October

Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour

October 22, 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour, Big Fish 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, United Kingdom

Many of us will have enjoyed using the Comber Greenway, whether to commute or for leisure, but how did the Greenway come to exist? This tour, led by Richard Kirk, Northern Ireland Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, will take you from the Lagan Weir to Dundonald and back, giving you insight into the civil engineering which has made this public space possible. From the original railway to the most recent developments, this tour will help us…

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22
October

Open Office – Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

October 22, 2016 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, 5 Commercial Court
Belfast, BT1 2NB United Kingdom

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is a unique UK based practice whose contemporary work prominently affects cityscapes, the majority around the UK. Their focus is on larger complex constructions for community benefits through concentration of topics such as growing and fractured cities, climate change, the development of education and its impact on localism. The 38 year old practice currently employs over 200 staff, focusing on education, master planning, housing and urban design. Some of their projects include the Accordia housing scheme…

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October

Divis Tower

October 22, 2016 @ 13:00 - 13:45
Divis Tower, 25 Divis Street
Belfast, BT12 4AP United Kingdom

Divis Tower, at 61m tall and with 20 floors, is one of Belfast’s tallest buildings. Divis was built in 1966 and is now the only surviving structure from the Divis Flats complex. The positioning of the tower between the Falls Road and Shankill Road provided unrivalled views of West Belfast from the upper floors and this was soon recognised by the British Army who converted the top two floors in the 1970s to provide a restricted observation post. It…

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22
October

Transport House

October 22, 2016 @ 13:30 - 14:15
Transport House, 102 High Street
Belfast, BT1 2DL United Kingdom

An iconic modernist office building built for the Amalgamated Transport & General Workers Union. Transport House was designed in the ‘International Style’ by J.J. Brennan and is clad in a unique green faience, including a distinctive tiled mural depicting Belfast’s diverse industries. The building was opened in 1959 and in 1994 it was one of the youngest buildings in the city to be listed. It fell out of use in recent years however the union Unite now propose to…

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22
October

The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts – Tour as Gaelige

October 22, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:00
The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Duncairn Avenue
Belfast, BT14 6BP United Kingdom

The Duncairn Arts Centre is North Belfast’s first purpose built arts facility. It was opened in January 2014 following renovation of the Grade B+ listed former 19th century church. The church was designed in 1862 by leading architect W J Barre, who was also responsible for Belfast’s Albert Memorial Clock and Ulster Hall. Doherty Architects successfully responded to the complex challenge of providing new enclosed functions within the main church space whilst retaining the character of the original…

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22
October

Carlisle Memorial Church

October 22, 2016 @ 14:00 - 14:30
Carlisle Memorial Church, 25 Clifton St
Belfast, BT15 2BE United Kingdom

Carlisle Memorial Church was opened to 1876 to the High Victorian Gothic designs of W. H. Lynn. Known as the ‘Methodist Cathedral’, it was bequeathed to the city by James Carlisle in memory of his deceased children. The church closed in 1980 and quickly fell into significant disrepair. Belfast Buildings Trust took over ownership in 2011 and completed Phase 1 Capital Repair Works in June 2015. Also on view in the church this day will be Echo Chamber, an…

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22
October

Queen’s University Graduate School and Main Site Tower

October 22, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Queen’s University Graduate School and Main Site Tower, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Graduate School Sitting adjacent the iconic Lanyon Building is the former Lynn Library, designed by W.H. Lynn and now beautifully restored as the QUB Graduate School. Completed in 1868 the building was later extended by Lynn in 1910 and a number of alterations, including the insertion of a mezzanine, were completed during the 1950s and 1980s. Following an extensive refurbishment project led by Consarc Conservation the building reopened in April this year to provide a new hub for…

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22
October

Queen’s University Computer Science Building

October 22, 2016 @ 14:00 - 14:45
Queen’s University Computer Science Building, 18 Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 5BN United Kingdom

At a total project value of £13 million the building just opened in September 2016. Project managed by Faithful & Gould and designed by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects the building is 4 storey’s high and was built utilising part of the existing structural frame of the former Bernard Crossland Building with a new multi-storey link to the adjacent terraces at 14 and 16 Malone Road. The facility provides accommodation of around 5,025m2 incorporating student hub facilities, computer laboratories, specialised laboratories,…

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22
October

Queen’s University Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIE)

October 22, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Queen’s University Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIE), 97 Lisburn Road Health Sciences Campus
Belfast, BT9 7BL United Kingdom

The WWIE building is a £32m multi-disciplinary biomedical research facility with a focus on cures for eye disease, diabetes and the development of a global programme to aid understanding of the genetics of complex chronic diseases. Designed by local firm Ostick & Williams and US-based architects Stantec, the Centre is the result of careful coordination between architectural, structural and services design. The building makes use of a range of measures that will lower carbon emissions and deliver a more…

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22
October

Queen’s University Graduate School and Main Site Tower

October 22, 2016 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Queen’s University Graduate School and Main Site Tower, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Graduate School Sitting adjacent the iconic Lanyon Building is the former Lynn Library, designed by W.H. Lynn and now beautifully restored as the QUB Graduate School. Completed in 1868 the building was later extended by Lynn in 1910 and a number of alterations, including the insertion of a mezzanine, were completed during the 1950s and 1980s. Following an extensive refurbishment project led by Consarc Conservation the building reopened in April this year to provide a new hub for…

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22
October

Queen’s University Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIE)

October 22, 2016 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Queen’s University Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIE), 97 Lisburn Road Health Sciences Campus
Belfast, BT9 7BL United Kingdom

The WWIE building is a £32m multi-disciplinary biomedical research facility with a focus on cures for eye disease, diabetes and the development of a global programme to aid understanding of the genetics of complex chronic diseases. Designed by local firm Ostick & Williams and US-based architects Stantec, the Centre is the result of careful coordination between architectural, structural and services design. The building makes use of a range of measures that will lower carbon emissions and deliver a more…

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22
October

Queen’s University Computer Science Building

October 22, 2016 @ 15:00 - 15:45
Queen’s University Computer Science Building, 18 Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 5BN United Kingdom

At a total project value of £13 million the building just opened in September 2016. Project managed by Faithful & Gould and designed by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects the building is 4 storey’s high and was built utilising part of the existing structural frame of the former Bernard Crossland Building with a new multi-storey link to the adjacent terraces at 14 and 16 Malone Road. The facility provides accommodation of around 5,025m2 incorporating student hub facilities, computer laboratories, specialised laboratories,…

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22
October

Special Event – Transport House

October 22, 2016 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Transport House, 102 High Street
Belfast, BT1 2DL United Kingdom

For half a century, Transport House was home to the Transport and General Workers’ Union, whose 2 million strong membership made it the biggest trade union in Britain and Ireland. A British-based union organised on an all-island basis, the T&G in Northern Ireland provided a collective voice for all workers regardless of community or political background. As such, union representatives were tasked with responding not only to the unique economic challenges facing the region, but also the persistent threat of…

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22
October

The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts – Tour in English

October 22, 2016 @ 15:30 - 16:30
The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Duncairn Avenue
Belfast, BT14 6BP United Kingdom

The Duncairn Arts Centre is North Belfast’s first purpose built arts facility. It was opened in January 2014 following renovation of the Grade B+ listed former 19th century church. The church was designed in 1862 by leading architect W J Barre, who was also responsible for Belfast’s Albert Memorial Clock and Ulster Hall. Doherty Architects successfully responded to the complex challenge of providing new enclosed functions within the main church space whilst retaining the character of the original…

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22
October

Victoria Square

October 22, 2016 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Victoria Square, 1 Victoria Square
Belfast, BT1 4QG United Kingdom

The £400m Victoria Square complex opened in 2008 and now provides nearly 800,000 ft2 of shopping and leisure space across five floors. Designed by BDP to integrate into existing streets and draw people through, it has also drawn people upwards, to the now iconic glass dome that mimics the dome of the nearby City Hall. Seemingly floating within the dome is a viewing platform that, on opening in 2008, opened up brand new perspectives of the city for…

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23
October

Lyric Theatre

October 23, 2016 @ 10:00 - 10:45
Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridgeway Street
Belfast, BT9 5FB United Kingdom

The award winning Lyric Theatre was the result of an RIBA International Design Competition held in May 2003 from which O'Donnell & Tuomey Architects (Dublin) were selected. The design responded to the irregular shape and elevation of the site, the river setting and the surrounding brick streetscapes and green park areas. The new building, completed in April 2011, is very different from the back rooms of Mary and Pearse O'Malley's Derryvolgie Avenue house from which the theatre began…

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23
October

Belfast Central Fire Station

October 23, 2016 @ 10:30 - 11:30
Belfast Central Fire Station, 6 Bankmore Street
Belfast, BT7 1AQ United Kingdom

The award winning Central Fire Station was built in 1992 to a design by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects. Amongst the awards received were an RIAI Award in 1993 and a commendation at the 1995 Civic Trust Awards. An ideal tour for children and families, this promises to be a really great experience. Access all areas of the station and learn about the fascinating building and its history, and hear from the firemen about their work! PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Ii8vZXZlbnRicml0ZS5jby51ay90aWNrZXRzLWV4dGVybmFsP2VpZD0yNzk4NDczNzEwMiZhbXA7cmVmPWV0Y2t0IiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIyNzUiIGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyPSIwIiBtYXJnaW53aWR0aD0iNSIgbWFyZ2luaGVpZ2h0PSI1IiBzY3JvbGxpbmc9ImF1dG8iPjwvaWZyYW1lPgo8ZGl2IHN0eWxlPSJmb250LWZhbWlseTogSGVsdmV0aWNhLCBBcmlhbDsgZm9udC1zaXplOiAxMHB4OyBwYWRkaW5nOiA1cHggMCA1cHg7IG1hcmdpbjogMnB4OyB3aWR0aDogMTAwJTsgdGV4dC1hbGlnbjogbGVmdDsiPjxhIGNsYXNzPSJwb3dlcmVkLWJ5LWViIiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICNkZGRkZGQ7IHRleHQtZGVjb3JhdGlvbjogbm9uZTsiIGhyZWY9Imh0dHA6Ly93d3cuZXZlbnRicml0ZS5jby51ay9sL3JlZ2lzdHJhdGlvbi1vbmxpbmUvIiB0YXJnZXQ9Il9ibGFuayI+UG93ZXJlZCBieSBFdmVudGJyaXRlPC9hPjwvZGl2Pgo8L2Rpdj4=

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23
October

The MAC

October 23, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West
Belfast, BT1 2NJ United Kingdom

The MAC is an award winning building that resulted from an international open design competition in association with the RIBA. Hackett/Hall/McKnight's design creates foyers that "recall the tight streetscape of the neighbourhood a compressed urban environment characterised by toplight". A 32m high, illuminated 'lantern' forms a 'beacon for the arts' within the Cathedral Quarter. The £17.9m multipurpose facility opened in April 2012 with theatre and rehearsal spaces, a dance studio, art galleries and cafe/ bar area. The building…

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23
October

The Old Belfast Telegraph Building

October 23, 2016 @ 11:00 - 11:30
The Old Belfast Telegraph Building, 124 - 144 Royal Avenue
Belfast, BT1 1DN United Kingdom

The Belfast Telegraph was founded in 1870 by brothers William and George Baird. As the firm grew in size the decision was taken to establish a new headquarters building at the newly laid out Royal Avenue.Henry Seaver was selected as architect and the building was completed in red brick and Dumfries red sandstone by H & J Martin, the same company to build the Central Library and later the City Hall. The building was extended on numerous occasions…

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23
October

Belfast Central Fire Station

October 23, 2016 @ 11:45 - 12:45
Belfast Central Fire Station, 6 Bankmore Street
Belfast, BT7 1AQ United Kingdom

The award winning Central Fire Station was built in 1992 to a design by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects. Amongst the awards received were an RIAI Award in 1993 and a commendation at the 1995 Civic Trust Awards. An ideal tour for children and families, this promises to be a really great experience. Access all areas of the station and learn about the fascinating building and its history, and hear from the firemen about their work! 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23
October

The MAC

October 23, 2016 @ 12:30 - 13:30
The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West
Belfast, BT1 2NJ United Kingdom

The MAC is an award winning building that resulted from an international open design competition in association with the RIBA. Hackett/Hall/McKnight's design creates foyers that "recall the tight streetscape of the neighbourhood a compressed urban environment characterised by toplight". A 32m high, illuminated 'lantern' forms a 'beacon for the arts' within the Cathedral Quarter. The £17.9m multipurpose facility opened in April 2012 with theatre and rehearsal spaces, a dance studio, art galleries and cafe/ bar area. The building…

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23
October

HMS Caroline

October 23, 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:00
HMS Caroline, Alexandra Dock Queens Rd
Belfast, BT3 9DT United Kingdom

HMS Caroline is the sole survivor from the Battle of Jutland, and the project has created a compelling and fascinating heritage attraction for visitors to enjoy. Step on board Belfast's newest visitor attraction and be amazed by the impressively restored cabins and historic spaces. All of these spaces have been restored to look as they did in 1916, the year that HMS Caroline was part of the Battle of Jutland. The HMS Caroline will close on 24th October…

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23
October

Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour

October 23, 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour, Big Fish 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, United Kingdom

Many of us will have enjoyed using the Comber Greenway, whether to commute or for leisure, but how did the Greenway come to exist? This tour, led by Richard Kirk, Northern Ireland Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, will take you from the Lagan Weir to Dundonald and back, giving you insight into the civil engineering which has made this public space possible. From the original railway to the most recent developments, this tour will help us…

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23
October

The Hot House – Tropical Ravine Special Event

October 23, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:30
Bowling Pavillion in Botanic Gardens, Botanic Gardens Stranmillis Embankment Entrance
Belfast, BT7 1LP United Kingdom

The workshop will provide an overview of the Tropical Ravine building within its parkland setting and its historical development. The architect will present key technical drawings and discuss the particular challenges posed by this 'Conservation-led project' in safeguarding the buildings historic horticulture, its building fabric and continued use a fully-functioning Hot House. Suitable for teens and adults 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23
October

The Sail Loft

October 23, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:00
The Sail Loft, Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Tedfords Ship Chandlers, Sail & Tentmakers, was started by James Tedford in the 1850’s. The warehouse adjacent to the shop was an earlier building, reputed to have been built between 1760 and 1790, and is where ships sails were made. Gable fronted and of plain stucco, it has a projecting roof over hoist doors at first and second floor level which until recently bore a painted ship’s figurehead. The building’s interior is uncompromising. Original massive single piece timber…

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23
October

Belfast Central Fire Station

October 23, 2016 @ 14:15 - 15:15
Belfast Central Fire Station, 6 Bankmore Street
Belfast, BT7 1AQ United Kingdom

The award winning Central Fire Station was built in 1992 to a design by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects. Amongst the awards received were an RIAI Award in 1993 and a commendation at the 1995 Civic Trust Awards. An ideal tour for children and families, this promises to be a really great experience. Access all areas of the station and learn about the fascinating building and its history, and hear from the firemen about their work! 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23
October

Europa Hotel

October 23, 2016 @ 15:00 - 15:45
Europa Hotel, 11 - 15 Great Victoria Street
Belfast, BT2 7AP United Kingdom

The Europa Hotel is built on the site of the former Great Northern Railway Company's Belfast Terminus. The hotel was opened in July 1971 as Belfast's then tallest building and first hotel in the city to offer en-suites for all bedrooms. The building is closely linked to Belfast's recent history as the meeting point for many journalists during the Troubles, and itself being the target of over 40 bomb attacks. Following a series of bombings, the building was…

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23
October

St. George’s Market

October 23, 2016 @ 15:00 - 16:00
St. George’s Market, Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3LA United Kingdom

St George's Market is one of Belfast's oldest attractions. It was built between 1890 and 1896. It has been selected for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere. It holds a weekly Friday Variety Market, the City Food and Craft Market on Saturdays and the Sunday Market. It also hosts a range of events throughout the year. It was named the UK's Best Large Indoor Market 2014 by the National…

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23
October

Lagan Weir/Footbridge

October 23, 2016 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Lagan Weir/Footbridge, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, avoid low tide riverbed exposure and enable recreational water pursuits.Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and access gallery extending under the river. In 2015 a new 120m long feature footbridge was constructed at Lagan Weir, from Queens Quay to Donegall Quay, cantilevering beyond the piers, over the river and providing views of Herdman…

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23
October

Lagan Weir/Footbridge

October 23, 2016 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Lagan Weir/Footbridge, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, avoid low tide riverbed exposure and enable recreational water pursuits.Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and access gallery extending under the river. In 2015 a new 120m long feature footbridge was constructed at Lagan Weir, from Queens Quay to Donegall Quay, cantilevering beyond the piers, over the river and providing views of Herdman…

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23
October

Europa Hotel

October 23, 2016 @ 16:15 - 17:00
Europa Hotel, 11 - 15 Great Victoria Street
Belfast, BT2 7AP United Kingdom

The Europa Hotel is built on the site of the former Great Northern Railway Company's Belfast Terminus. The hotel was opened in July 1971 as Belfast's then tallest building and first hotel in the city to offer en-suites for all bedrooms. The building is closely linked to Belfast's recent history as the meeting point for many journalists during the Troubles, and itself being the target of over 40 bomb attacks. Following a series of bombings, the building was…

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23
October

Festival closing event

October 23, 2016 @ 18:00 - 22:00
The Quad, Queen’s University Belfast, Lanyon Building University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Join us for the festival finale in this really special outdoor location. We'll have music, food, drinks, and dancing to finish off your weekend, all set within a stunning installation of artworks, sound and light. From 6pm - 8pm there will also be a rare opportunity to view the Byzantine Mural on University Square. No RSVP necessary, please come along and bring your friends!

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23
October

The Byzantine Mural – A rare public opening

October 23, 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00
The Byzantine Mural, 15 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Commissioned for the Institute of Byzantine Studies and painted by Colin McGookin, this striking mural features individuals and allegorical figures from Byzantine, and the University's own history. Hidden in an interior courtyard, this is a unique opportunity to see such an unexpected outpouring of creativity in an academic setting. Professor Margaret Mullett, an expert in Byzantine history and former director of the Queen's Gender Initiative, commissioned this strikingly unexpected mural, and will be in Belfast, on site on…

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