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First peek inside the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

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The AJ can reveal Ireland’s temporary pavilion at the Venice Biennale entitled Infra-Éireann: Making Ireland Modern

Curated by academics and architects Gary A Boyd and John McLaughlin, the Irish pavilion focuses on the different infrastructure built as part of the modernisation of Ireland, including electrification, television and dam-building.

For those going to Venice, Ireland’s open-frame timber pavilion - the form of which takes its inspiration from the Modernist structures featured within - will be situated at the end of the Artigliere section of the Arsenale for the duration of the biennale.


  • Electricity Supply Board Ireland (ESB) + Siemens Schuckert
  • Grafton Architects + Roughan O’Donovan Civil Engineers
  • Michael Scott Architect
  • Noel Dowley Architect
  • Norman White Architect (Dept. of Health)
  • Office of Public Works Architects + Aer Rianta Architects
  • Peter + Mary Doyle Architects
  • Ronald Tallon (Scott Tallon Walker Architects)
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