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Murray Ó Laoire – MOLA : Architecture
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Murray Ó Laoire Architects – Featured Building
Thomond Park Redevelopment, Ireland
Date built: 2008
Design: Murray O’ Laoire Architects / AFL Architects
picture : Anew McKnight
Thomond Park by Murray Ó Laoire
Murray Ó Laoire Architects goes into liquidation
Mar 2010 – The Directors of Murray Ó Laoire Architects Limited (MOLA) announced that the company is going into liquidation. The firm is unable to meet its current financial obligations as a result of cumulative bad debts and the ongoing difficulty of securing profitable work as well as the increasing difficulties in getting paid on time, or at all. MOLA was selected in 2009 as preferred candidate to design €750 m new Children’s Hospital of Ireland in consortium with NBBJ and Brian O’Connell.
MOLA statement re liquidation : “The MOLA Directors want to acknowledge the enormous contribution of so many wonderful, talented and tremendously loyal staff and want to thank them for their professionalism and support over the years. We also thank the many colleagues, advisers, collaborators, contractors and suppliers for their invaluable contributions. Our clients, from all sectors of society and the economy, also merit our great thanks for the faith they placed in us and the opportunities they gave us to contribute.
We will do all we possibly can within the constraints of the liquidation process to minimise the impact of this event on our creditors, our clients and our staff. The company is committed to an orderly winding down of its affairs and will hold a creditors’ meeting within the coming days. The company does not propose to make any further comment on issues beyond the detail of this statement.”
Murray Ó Laoire Architects – Key Projects
Major Buildings by Murray Ó Laoire, alphabetical:
Athlone Town Centre, Ireland
Bon Secours Hospital & Chapel, Galway, Ireland
Date built: 2007
Design: with Brian O’Connell Associates
Irish Architecture Awards 2007 – Best Health Building won by this Irish architecture practice.
CIT Cork School of Music, Ireland
Galway / Mayo Institute of Technology – GMIT, Galway, Ireland
Green Building, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Irish Pavilion – Hanover Expo, Germany
Date built: 2000
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland
Tailteann Sports Hall, Limerick, Ireland
More buildings by Murray Ó Laoire online soon
Location: Lock Quay, Limerick, Ireland
Murray Ó Laoire Practice Information
Murray Ó Laoire former studios
Limerick Office: Merriman House, Brian Merriman Place, Lock Quay, Limerick, Ireland
Dublin Office: Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland
Cork Office: 3 Victoria Rd, Cork, Ireland
Moscow Office: 14 Kozhevnicheskaya St, 115114 Moscow
Murray Ó Laoire Architecture Offices (MOLA) also in Bratislava (Slovakia), Aachen (Germany), Tripoli (Libya), Barbados and Abu Dhabi (UAE).
MOLA established in 1979 by Hugh Murray and Seán Ó Laoire.
Seán Ó Laoire was RIAI President from 2008, succeeded by current President Paul Keogh.
RIAI Gold Medal winners 1989-1991 for Tourism Office in Limerick
Sligo Hotel Building Proposal by Sutherland Hussey Architects
Buildings / photos for the MOLA – Irish Architecture Studio page welcome