PLACE Built Environment Centre

PLACE Built Environment Centre
40 Fountain Street
Co. Antrim
Northern Ireland


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PLACE premises, Fountain St Belfast
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PLACE is the Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland

PLACE examines issues relating to

Our mission is to positively influence the creating and sustaining of excellent places and buildings, making Northern Ireland an environment of exceptional quality for all.

Venue Type:

Architecture centre

Opening hours

Tues 11.30 - 17.30
Wed 11.30-17.30
Thurs 11.30-19.30
Fri 11.30-17.30
Sat 11.30-17.30

Closed: Sunday & Monday

Admission charges

All exhibitions are free. Some workshops and other events have small charges.

Additional info

Our RIBA bookshop houses a collection of books related to architecture, design and the built environment

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Our Belfast

A book looking at some of Belfast's iconic buildings through the eyes of children from the city.
Whether or not we realise it, we often classify children’s behaviour within the built environment as childish and immature. However research has shown that this behaviour is often merely the means by which children are investigating and learning to understand their environment.
It is also clear that children’s perceptions and understanding of space are different to those of their grown-up counterparts and the design of space can have a huge impact on the behaviour, well-being and education of children.


  • Dr Jenny Millar


  • PLACE Architecture and Built Environment Centre