Two Irish Practices Nominated for Prestigious Swiss Architecture Award 2011/2012
Published: Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Two Irish practices are on a prestigious international short-list for a Swiss Architecture Award. Dublin-based Donaghy Dimond Architects and Dominic Stevens, who practices in Co. Leitrim, have been both nominated for the BSI Swiss Architectural Award alongside 24 other architects including Atelier Bow Wow (Japan), Alejandro Aravena (Chile), Anna Heringer (Germany) and Studio Mumbai (India). Promoted by the BSI Architectural Foundation, with sponsorship from the Federal Office of Culture in Bern and the Mendrisio Academy of architecture, this prize is aimed at architects, regardless of nationality, “who have contributed significantly to contemporary architectural culture, showing a particular sensitivity to the context of landscape and environment”. An exhibition and book of the shortlisted entries will be launched in Mendrisio on 20 September, when the winner will be announced.
Founded in 2001 by Marcus Donaghy and Will Dimond, Donaghy Dimond Architects have won numerous awards for their residential designs and also received a Commended earlier this year in the RIAI Awards for their ‘Bricolage and Weathering Project’. Pictured below is their House for Musicians.
Dominic Stevens was the recipient of the prestigious Kevin Kiernan Award and recently published Shared Space in Collective Housing. An earlier book is entitled Rural.
More information is on the awards website