Creative in Cork

Creative in Cork
The Church of Christ the King: The technologically innovative Church of Christ the King was the first concrete church built in Ireland. Commissioned in 1927 by Rev Daniel Cohalan, Bishop of Cork, this was and remains a radical building. This iconic church was designed by Chicago-based architect and former student of Frank Lloyd Wright, Barry Byrne. Its wooden ceiling makes it one of the largest suspended-ceiling churches in Europe. Opened in 1931, the church is based on the principles of Art Deco, making strong use of symmetry and geometric forms, resulting in a dramatic interior when light penetrates the concrete facade. [email protected]; theconcretecollar.blogspot.ie. Nathan: Coat – Matthew Miller €850; blazer – CMMN SWDN €420; shirt – Matthew Miller €175; trousers – CMMN SWDN €260 all at anowhereman.com; shoes – COS. Rebecca: Dress €1,750 and bag €620, both Simone Rocha at Havana, Donnybrook, Dublin

Fashion and heritage are coming together to showcase the best of design and architecture in Cork, writes Fiona Ness

This week, Cork joins a host of beautiful cities worldwide in throwing open its doors and inviting in the public to experience the best of its architecture, through a series of tours, walks, exhibitions and screenings.

In the following pages, creative consultants Becky Wallace and Ciana March showcase the city’s lesser-known spaces, alongside fashion pieces from emerging Irish designers such as Richard Malone and Caoimhe MacNeice, and cutting edge boutiques such as Havana in Dublin...

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