Exhibition of model Avian Tower designs for Tramore Valley Park

Simple architectural interventions make a real impact on nature preservation.

Date & Time:
Friday, May 31, 2024
4:00 pm
Cork City Council Civic Offices Atrium

Exhibition of Avian Tower designs at the Cork City Council Civic Offices Atrium. created by the School of Architecture @mtu_ie Year three students. As part of the KinShip project and led by Green Spaces for Health, these concept designs were proposed for Tramore Valley Park. The idea of the tower is to support nesting opportunities for swifts in particular but also other species of birds, bats, and even bees can be accommodated. At the launch the exhibition, ornithologist Noel Lenihan spoke to invited members of numerous CCC divisions about actions that can be taken to support the urban life of Irish bird species who are on the Red List. Integrating suitable habitats for nesting pairs into our urban architecture can make a real difference, as a Co. Mayo project has proven by demonstrating a 30percent increase in some bird species population in the last 20yrs. This shows simple architectural interventions make a real impact. Thanks once again to Maria Young and Green Spaces for Cork, and to all of the students, lecturers and staff at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education for their hard work and innovation.