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Murray O’Laoire Architects, Merriman Place


Brian Merriman Place, Lock Quay, LimerickGoogle MapsArrow
  • This three-storey building is one of a pair of opposing curved brick buildings, known as Lock Quay Office Development, that won an RIAI Regional Award in 1991.
  • It used to be the headquarters for Murray O’Laoire Architects, who were one of Ireland’s most prolific architectural studios during the 1990s and 2000s, designing buildings such as Terminal One at Dublin Airport, CIT Cork School of Music, and Thomond Park stadium. The studio was formed in 1979 by architects Sean O’Laoire and Hugh Murray, who was chair of EVA for more than 30 years.
  • This site was used as a venue for EVA in 2008, 2001, 1999 and 1998.
  • In 2008 it was one of 10 listed venues for the 32nd edition of EVA,  curated by Hou Hanru (b. 1963), where artist John Reardon (b. 1968, Ireland) exhibited an outdoor mixed-media installation titled Fire (2008).

Artwork presented at this venue

John Reardon, Fire, 2008.