Exhibition: From Box to Anti-Box – the Berkeley Library at 50

  • Republic of Ireland

  • 07 - 30 November 2017

  • 10:00
  • FREE

Curated by Donal Hickey, architect, and drawing primarily on material from the Ahrends Burton Koralek Architects collection held in the Irish Architectural Archive, the exhibition explores the evolution of the architecture of the Berkeley Library from Paul Koralek’s competition-winning entry to the as-built structure. The exhibition includes copies of the competition-winning scheme, of the ‘Developed Scheme’, December 1961, and of the final scheme which emerged between 1962 and 1963, as well as original drawings and sketches reflecting the architect’s thinking at various points in the development of the design. Also featured is a set of 284 construction photographs recording the building process from January 1964 to October 1966, while a centrepiece of the exhibition is a model of the building newly-commissioned thanks to the generous support of a Trinity alumnus. Hickey has also looked to other material including publications, photographs and models, to provide a context – internationally and locally – for the Berkeley Library and its architecture. (For more info see https://www.tcd.ie/library/berkeley/.) This event is available from 7 November 2017 to 8 January 2018.

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