Open House Dublin 2015 – This Place We Call Home – saw the return of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Big Debate with the title ‘The Way We Build Now’. This free public event took place in Liberty Hall on Wednesday 14 October. The panel, chaired by former ESRI Director Prof. Frances Ruane, discussed the where, what, and how we build – a crucial concern in the future development of Dublin. More than an issue of quantity and type of units, the way we build now will determine the quality of our city and its living standards for generations to come. President of the RIAI Robin Mandal also made a statement at the end of the presentations regarding the publishing of their Housing Policy Architectural Solutions to Building a New Ireland on 29 September 2015.
The full debate, including comments from the audience, can be seen here. Filming was by Shoot to Kill Productions.