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The Housing Unlocked exhibition showcases eight architect-led proposals to unlock housing potential in our villages, towns and cities.

How do we build affordable homes and resilient communities? How fast can we deliver low carbon homes? Can we increase housing density at the edges of cities? How can we use untapped potential to solve housing problems in our towns? Can towns and cities find extra housing in iconic buildings, church sites and vacant shops? How might we optimise quality of life in a compact urban block?

The installations in this exhibition propose creative and practical answers to these and related questions about housing in Ireland today. Each piece has been developed by a team of architects and their collaborators. Proposals were selected by a Jury of national and international experts through an Open Call process.

Housing Unlocked is a partnership between the Irish Architecture Foundation and The Housing Agency. The exhibition and programme are curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation.

A simple idea can produce a powerful effect. We hope this exhibition will inspire action and produce a lasting legacy.

For further information and full engagement programme visit housingunlocked.ie

The Science Gallery Dublin
Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Opening hours
14 October 2022 – 21 January 2023
Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 5pm
Saturday, 2pm – 5pm
(Closed 18 December 2022 – 2 January 2023)

Housing Unlocked exhibition
Image: Model Housing – Urban Horticulture by Donaghy and Dimond Architects

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Event Type(s) Exhibitions
Admission / Cost FREE


Irish Architecture Foundation

About Established in 2005, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture. We truly believe architecture has the power to improve the way we live and how we think about our built environment. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we can create a more inclusive conversation that will inspire a better-built environment for everyone.

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