Limerick City of Culture Exhibition hosted at IT Carlow


Exhibition from the ‘Made in Limerick’ project, part of the Limerick City of Culture programme was recently hosted by IT Carlow.

The exhibit is an International Architectural Ideas Competition, accompanied by selected historic images by renowned Limerick photographer Franz S. Haselbech (1885-1973), which inspired the competition.

The competition asks and answers ‘what will become of Rank’s Silo?’ one of Limerick’s early 20th century iconic buildings. This International competition attracted 131 registrants from The United States, Venezuela, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Spain, The United Kingdom and Ireland. The exhibition at IT Carlow includes the 3 prizewinners, 3 highly commended entries and 9 commended entries.

This exhibition was been sourced by the Architectural Technology Programme and is of particular interest to the students on IT Carlow’s BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology.

DoCoMoMo Ireland and Limerick City of Culture promoted this architectural ideas competition in order to generate discussion among designers and decision-‐makers about the future of the Rank’s Silo Building.

The competition was organized earlier this year by Peter Carroll, Course Director at School of Architecture at UL (SAUL) and Emma Gilleece of Limerick Civic Trust.


For further information please contact 
Muirghin Brophy, Communications Officer, Institute of Technology Carlow. 
p: 059 917 5083. e:

Image Detail: L – R: Institute of Technology Carlow President, Dr. Patricia Mulcahy at the exhibition launch with Emma Gilleece of Limerick City Trust.