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Nominations for the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016

The Silver Medal for Housing is the highest award for housing design given by the RIAI. It is a biennial award made to encourage excellence of design in housing. The RIAI has launched a call-out for nominations for the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing. The period for completion is 2011-2012 and only projects designed by Registered Architects shall be considered for the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing.

How to Enter

Entries can be made online until 15 November 2016. There is no charge for entering a project for the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing. The medal will be presented at the National Housing Conference in February 2017.

About the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing

Awarded since 1955, retrospectively for a completed project within a given period, the purpose of the medal is to give public recognition to housing projects of exceptional merit. The term 'building' is interpreted broadly to including housing schemes and apartments, both public and private groups of buildings of a single multi-functional housing/dwelling type.

The last RIAI Silver Medal for Housing 2009 - 2010 was awarded to Social and Affordable Housing in Santry Demesne by the Dublin-based architectural practice DTA Architects, headed by architects Derek Tynan and Niall Rowan. The housing scheme comprises 75 primarily own-front-door social and affordable dwellings for Fingal County Council, suitable for family occupation, with minimised shared internal access spaces. The scheme was commissioned by the architects’ department in Fingal County Council, and funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. Runners up for the Silver Medal were the Timberyard social housing scheme in the Liberties in Dublin, designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects, and Moire Moire Moire, three residential mews houses in Dublin city centre designed by ODOS Architects.

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