Re-imagine the Works of Renowned Irish Engineer Peter Rice

Date: Thursday, 28 February, 2013

Location: Engineering Building

Times: 10.30am - 1pm


As part of Engineers Week, a workshop will be held for secondary school students, who will reimagine the works of pioneering Irish Structural Engineer Peter Rice, whose work included such icon projects as the Sydney Opera House, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Menil Collection museum in Houston, Texas, Llyod’s of London, the Gare TGV at Roissy, the Pyramide Inversée of the Louvre, Kansai International Airport, the Full-Moon Theatre in Gourgoubès.

Participating students will choose one of the projects of one of the most influential structural engineers of the late 20th Century and asked to reinterpret one of Peter Rice’s designs. The students will receive a master workshop in freehand sketching and 3D model building to assist them in unleashing their creativity. Students undertaking this half day workshop may subsequently be invited to join a pilot project that will help further develop their skills and knowledge in creativity, design, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and communication.

A number of projects will be selected to be included in the Traces of Peter Rice exhibition in Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin between 10 October - 23 December 2013. The first leg of this exhibition is running at Arup Phase 2 in London, until 5th April 2013, after which it will tour to the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris from the 14 May - 28 June 2013 and then to the Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin between 10 October - 23 December 2013

As places are limited for this event, advance booking is essential. To book a place or for further information contact Ena Brophy on 091 492664 or

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