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Talent of Irish Architects Celebrated as Winners of 2018 RIAI Architecture Awards are Announced

Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018

Now in their 29th year and with 15 categories, this year’s shortlist included 32 projects, spanning 12 counties across Ireland as well as an international project in India.  The jury chose 20 overall winners and gave awards to 12 Highly Commended and 8 Commended entries.  2018 saw the highest number of entries to the awards since before the recession and the standard was so high that the jury also selected 63 projects for exhibition, which will be shown at the RIAI offices and online later this year. 

Clancy Quay, Phase 2 by OMP Architects was the winner in Housing, while the winner for Public/Culture went to the National Gallery of Ireland, Refurbishment of Historic Wings, project by heneghan peng architects, with Blackwood Associates Architects.  Newry Leisure Centre in Co. Down won in the Universal Design category and Meath County Council HQ, by Bucholz EcEvoy Architects, took the top spot in the Fit-Out category.  The Tenement Museum in Dublin, designed by Shaffrey Architects was the Winner in Conservation/Restoration Category. The award for winner of Education Building was awarded to two projects, a primary school in Westport, Co. Mayo, Scoil Phádraig, designed by SJK Architects and No 26 York Street, RCSI, the new medical education building on the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland campus in Dublin, which was designed by Henry J Lyons.  Irish architects continue to deliver major projects abroad and Winner for International Project went to Thapar University Student Accommodation in India, designed by McCullough Mulvin with DPA, New Delhi

For the 10th year, members of the public were invited to have their say on the Public Choice award.  Over 10,000 votes were cast, and the winning building was No 26 York Street, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, designed by Henry J Lyons.

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