Murray Ó Laoire Architects Office, Ireland Design Practice Liquidation, Building Studio, Project News

Murray Ó Laoire – MOLA : Architecture

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post updated 26 Apr 2021

Murray Ó Laoire Architects – Featured Building

Thomond Park Redevelopment, Ireland
Date built: 2008
Design: Murray O’ Laoire Architects / AFL Architects
Thomond Park Redevelopment Ireland by Murray Ó Laoire Architects
picture : Anew McKnight
Thomond Park

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 MOLA, alphabetical:

Athlone Town Centre, Ireland

Bon Secours Hospital & Chapel, Galway, Ireland
Date built: 2007
Design: with Brian O’Connell Associates
Irish Architecture Awards 2007 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 building images / information of projects designed by MOLA are welcome for consideration

Location: Lock Quay, Limerick, Ireland

MOLA Architecture Practice Information

MOLA 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, Russia

MOLA architecture offices were also established 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.

Irish Architects

Murray Ó Laoire building
image : Peter Barrow

RIAI Gold Medal winners 1989-1991 for Tourism Office in Limerick.

Dublin Architectural Designs

Dublin Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Cherrywood Village Masterplan South Dublin Landscape Strategy, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, South Dublin, Ireland
Design: Grant Associates with Fletcher Priest Architects
Cherrywood Village Masterplan Dublin
image Courtesy architecture office
Cherrywood Village Masterplan South Dublin

Rothco, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Design: ODOS Architects
Rothco Dublin Architecture
photograph : Ste Murray
Rothco Building

Irish Architecture

Irish Architecture

Sligo Hotel Building Proposal by Sutherland Hussey Architects

Dublin Architect Studio – key architecture practices in the Irish capital city

Irish Buildings

Architecture Studios

Buildings / photos for the MOLA – Irish Architecture Studio page welcome

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