Published on April 15th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer0
Building Ireland on RTE Featuring Dublin Airport
Building Ireland returns to RTE One at 8pm on Thursday 16th of April. Episode 1 focuses on the little-told story of how Dublin Airport brought a touch of continental glamour to 1930s Ireland. Architect Orla Murphy explores Dublin Airport’s first terminal building, a gem of modernist architecture constructed in the late 1930s. This beautiful building heralded the birth of Modernist Irish architecture and was the gateway to an era of international air travel for an island nation. Now 80 years old, the terminal building embodies a spirit of innovation and ambition still evident at Dublin Airport. Engineer Tim Joyce goes backstage at Terminal 2 to investigate the baggage handling system and Architectural Historian Ellen Rowley discovers more about the design ideas influencing the architecture.