Architecture in Ulster, 1972-1997.

  • James Francis Keenan

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Abstract

    My aim is to chart the course of architecture in Ulster over the course of two and a half decades from 1972 to 1997, by means of a survey of the most important award winning buildings of that period.It is my intention that in the vacuum created by the absence of a fully comprehensive record of the architecture of the period here or of any attempts to evaluate the building achievement of the time here in the form of thematic studies a useful approach to exploring such otherwise largely uncharted territory could be to follow the trail of the fifty-five buildings which have won awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Civic Trust during the period under review. The two bodies which have been most to the fore in making architectural awards in Ulster over the past few decades have been the RIBA and the Civic Trust. A central theme of this survey will demonstrate that over the period under review the buildings selected by the judges have, almost without exception, been the finest in Ulster.Other bodies such as the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland have also made awards for some of these buildings. They are included here because such accolades,viewed from a different perspective, further enhance the reputation of architecture in Ulster during this period.
    Date of AwardDec 2003
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Queen's University Belfast
    SupervisorPaul Larmour (Supervisor)

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