The conference Modern Sacred Architecture in Ireland and Germany will be held in Newman House Dublin on October 9-10, 2014, with an intensive tour of modern sacred architecture on Saturday October 11th. Supported by University College Dublin and Goethe-Institut Irland, the conference will bring together scholars and architects engaged in the study and design of churches, synagogues and mosques.
On Thursday October 9th, a keynote lecture shall be given by architect Amandus Sattler. Sattler is partner in the leading German practice of Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten. Their award-winning buildings include the Herz-Jesu- Church in Munich (2000), recipient of the Mies van der Rohe prize; the Samuel von Pufendorf Gymnasium in Flöha, for which they won the German Architecture Prize; the Karl Horn Arena in Tübingen and the administration building for Südwestmetall in Reutlingen, both of which were awarded the Hugo Häring Prize.
On Friday October 10th, a keynote lecture shall be given by Niall McLaughlin. McLaughlin is a graduate of University College Dublin. He established his own practice in London in 1990, and won Young British Architect of the Year in 1998. Notable recent work includes the new Carmelite Chapel for the Discalced Friars in Clarendon Street, Dublin and the Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxford. The latter was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2013, and has won multiple awards including the Special Award at the 2014 Civic Trust Awards Ceremony, the Building Project of the Year in the under £3 million category at the British Construction Industry Awards and the Gold Award at the 2014 Wood Awards. The Bishop Edward King Chapel was among the winners of the UK Best Modern Churches competition which celebrates the best churches built within the last 50 years.
An intensive tour of modern sacred architecture will take place on Saturday October 11th. A small subvention of €6 will be asked of those booking the bus tour. This includes a packed lunch.