Momentum is the title of a biannual exhibition at the Irish Architecture Foundation’s building, a vibrant centre for architecture in Dublin. The programme seeks to create a space, physically and introspectively, to document, contextualise and introduce to the public, the work of emerging architects and collectives, around whom exists a growing critical and curatorial consensus. It also advances the IAF’s ambition to create more opportunities for more architectural exhibitions and to enhance a culture for curating architecture in Ireland.
The intimate space of the gallery at the IAF base on Bachelor’s Walk allows the architect to test a theory, revisit an old idea afresh, or present a proposition that can enhance their practice beyond the exhibition. The IAF gallery is used as a stopping off point, a paused moment for reflection on the way to something significant.
In 2021 the Momentum architects chosen – Noreile Breen, Thomas O’Brien and plattenbaustudio, are re-imagining the future of architecture practice, and their work demonstrates a high degree of sensitivity to context, to the environment and to the public. The exhibition will be supported by the beautiful publication Momentum designed by Peter Maybury.
The exhibition will open to the public on Friday 9 July and will run until Sunday 29 August. The IAF building will be accessible to visitors from Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00-18.00 throughout the exhibition, and entry will be by a pre-booked time slot, which can be arranged by clicking here.
Photo credit: Peter Maybury