2011 AWARD WINNERS
Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The exhibition on the 2011 Irish Architecture Awards continues at The Atrium, Dublin City Council, Woodquay, Dublin 8. An impressive show of contemporary Irish architecture, all 16 award-winning projects are featured in the exhibition alongside Highly Commended and Commended entries.
The 2011 Irish Architecture Awards were presented by Minister of State, Willie Penrose, T.D., on 11 July in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Penrose congratulated the winners, saying that “quality architecture enhances all our lives” and that we should “never sacrifice quality for price”. The Minister of State with Responsibility for Housing and Planning also announced that Government needs to bring “a degree of simplification to the procurement process”, which was welcomed by the RIAI. Minister Penrose and RIAI President Paul Keogh presented in total 16 Awards, across a range of projects and scales – including a Drive Through Restaurant in Galway (Best Commercial); an innovative exhibition space, ‘Unbuilding’ (Best Cultural); and the landmark Aviva Stadium (Best Leisure and Best Accessibility).
RIAI President Paul Keogh praised the “fantastic achievements” of the winning practices but also spoke out on the profession being “decimated” by a dearth of new commissions, barriers in procurement and exceptionally low fee tendering.
Click here to see a list of all the winners: www.irisharchitectureawards.ie