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Animadoc 2013
Town Orla Murphy

During the economic boom of the 1990s, countless construction projects were realised in Ireland and small towns spread ...

2012

Town

Animadoc
Ireland
2012
7 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Orla Murphy
Orla Murphy
Orla Mc Hardy
Orla Mc Hardy
Orla Mc Hardy
Orla Murphy
Orla Mc Hardy
During the economic boom of the 1990s, countless construction projects were realised in Ireland and small towns spread into their hinterland. After the 2008 crisis, all construction work stopped overnight. What’s left are about 300,000 unfinished buildings and shocked communities. An architect’s perspective on the origins, structure and possible future of a small town in Ireland.