After the Berkeley opened in ’67, it swiftly became part of student life. College was much less crowded, not the huge tourist attraction it is now and with less than a quarter of the students we currently serve, but that figure was increasing and hence Koralek’s original design had been adapted to provide some temporary relief. Continue reading “#33 Business as Usual”
One of the interesting points about the Berkeley is that many elements were almost artisanal in their construction, being undertaken by what today would be seen as small family firms of craftsmen, such as our friends in the Ardee Chair Factory.
A full list of these firms was included in the launch brochure published in 1967:
One of the key hopes of this site was to pull together images and stories from the public around the Berkeley. This week we are delighted to feature photography from Alan Harrison (varjakpaul on Instagram). His other shots, many of which feature Dublin and Trinity, are well worth viewing. Continue reading “#11 A Soft Day”