To mark the year of Irish Design 2015 (ID2015), New Horizon_architecture from Ireland is a flagship global initiative, presenting ten emerging Irish practices in three high-profile venues. The architects selected are Clancy Moore, Hall McKnight, Steve Larkin, TAKA and Emmett Scanlon at the London Festival of Architecture; A2, GKMP and Ryan W. Kennihan at the Chicago Architecture Biennial; and AP+E and Urban Agency at the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture.

  • London Festival of Architecture

    1st June – 30th June 2015

    Clancy Moore Architects, Hall McKnight Architects, Steve Larkin Architects, Emmett Scanlon, TAKA Architects

  • Kilkenny Arts Festival/National Craft Gallery

    8th August – 27th September 2015

    Nine Lives curated by Emmett Scanlon

  • Chicago Architecture Biennial

    3rd October 2015 – 31st January 2016

    A2 Architects, GKMP Architects, Ryan W. Kennihan Architects

  • Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture

    4th December 2015 – 4th March 2016

    Architecture Practice + Experimentation, Urban Agency


London Press Kit

London Publication

Chicago Press Release

Shenzhen Press Release

For more information on New Horizon_architecture from Ireland please download our London Publication and Press Release above. For press information about New Horizon at the Chicago Design Museum and high-resolution images please contact Christina at

Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) is a year-long initiative backed by the Irish government exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design throughout Ireland and internationally in order to drive job creation, grow exports and increase competitiveness. Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, is Patron of Irish Design 2015 and the initiative has been included in the Irish Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. ID2015 is being convened by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), in collaboration with partner organisations, on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Enterprise Ireland.

ID2015 would like to thank our partners and sponsors for their invaluable support in providing the materials, products and construction for the pavilions and installations.

We would like to thank the Irish architecture and design sector and community, the Irish Design 2015 and Design & Crafts Council of Ireland teams, our colleagues at the Irish Architecture Foundation and RIAI, the Design Museum London and London Architecture Festival team for their advice and support.

Finally we‘d like to thank the curators, designers, and selected architectural practices in New Horizon who have made this exhibition possible.

Irish Design 2015 Partners

New Horizon Partners – Shenzhen

with thanks to our partners in researching the links between Shannon and Shenzhen: Brian Callanan, Ken Bergin at the Glucksman Library University of Limerick, Olive Carey at Dúchas na Sionna, Vincent Cunnane at the Sligo Institute of Technology, Alan English and Lorna Clancy at the Limerick Leader, Owen Ryan at the Clare Champion, Dr. Anna Ryan, School of Architecture University of Limerick and particular thanks to Nandi O’Sullivan, Shannon Group plc.

New Horizon Partners – Chicago

New Horizon Partners – London

New Horizon Team

Nathalie Weadick


Nathalie Weadick is Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation. From 2004 to 2007 she was Deputy Director of the Architecture Foundation, London. In 2008 she was co-commissioner/curator of The Lives of Spaces at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition at Venice, and in 2010 she was Commissioner for the Irish exhibition at 12th International Architecture Exhibition at Venice. In 2014 she curated an architecture season in the Irish Museum of Modern Art called The Everyday Experience. She is a committee member of the Government Policy on Architecture Advisory Panel (Ireland) and Built Environment Advisor for Irish Design 2015.

Raymund Ryan


Raymund Ryan is Curator of the Heinz Architectural Center at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art. Exhibitions for Pittsburgh. Include Frank Lloyd Wright: Renewing the Legacy (2005), Gritty Brits: New London Architecture (2007), Laboratory of Architecture/Fernando Romero (2009) and White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes (2012). A graduate in architecture from University College Dublin and Yale, Ryan was first Irish Commissioner for the Venice Architecture Biennale (2000; 2002). He is the co-author of Building Tate Modern (2000), author of Cool Construction (2001), and a frequent contributor to The Architectural Review (London), The Plan (Bologna), and Architecture Ireland (Dublin).

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