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RIAI Gold Medal Winner 1989-1991

  • Limerick Tourist Office
  • Architect:
    Murray O’Laoire Associates
  • Award Year: 1989-1991
  • Location: Limerick
Limerick Tourist Office


This highly extrovert building is uniquely successful in terms of both urban design and architecture. Its urban significance lies in its fulfillment of a key pivotal role between the river, the 18th century city and medieval street network of Limerick.

In doing so it provides the city with a focal point and a significant visual landmark. Its siting, its form and in counterpoint, its transparency all combine to integrate the building with its wider riverside context and maximize the opportunity to be at once a gateway and a place of spontaneous social assembly.