Workshop # 17 On Hold - Presentation Tonight!

Wednesday 26 August, 6.00-8.00pm, Red Room, Richview

On Hold are sharing the research undertaken by them in a Red Room session.

This promises to be an interesting evening, as the group have been questioning Dublin's approach to property and development, and topics covered on the night will range from NAMA to retro-fitting. They have a blog for further information.
Each participant will present their research and take questions from the floor.

All are welcome!!

(and don't forget to come along to the soundbox gig in the twisted pepper afterwards!)

nowwhatonhold ( at )

The Workshop

A deflated property market along with incoherent development and planning decisions in Dublin and the Greater Dublin Area have created a patchwork of vacant, unfinished and defunct urban and suburban fragments, a city
ON HOLD. The workshop promotes a multidisciplinary approach to the various challenges and opportunities of these fragments and intends to find strategies between shrinking and growing that involve the various stakeholders and positively influence and modify the future development of a city on hold.

About the Organisers:

Roland Bosbach was born in Germany in 1970. Studied at TU Dresden. Set up BSPL in Dublin in 1999 and published 'Anonmag' with Ronan Devlin. He had previously worked in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland and left in 2004 to work in China on a range of large scale commercial and housing projects. He has extensive experience in the fields of Housing, Urban design and Landscape design and won numerous awards for housing and urban design projects. Roland has also tutored at the schools of Architecture at DIT and UCD. He is currently working with Denis Byrne Architects as the Project Director on the competition winning scheme for the new Networks Services Centre for Bord Gais Networks in Finglas Dublin.

Manuel Diez Garrido is an Urbanist with a Degree in Civil Engineering, a Masters in Urban Design and a Postgraduate Diploma in Mobility Engineering with fourteen years experience in the design and development of urbanism and engineering projects within multidisciplinary groups. He has worked in Spain, South America and Ireland, set up Urban Fabric in 2008 and is currently working on the masterplan for the Town Centre Extension of Celbridge, Co. Kildare.