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O’Donnell + Tuomey win top award at the 2018 Civic Trust Awards

Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The 59th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony was held on 9 March at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United Football Club.

From 234 applications, 60 national and international projects were rewarded with a Civic Trust Award or Commendation, which included Pro-Tem, for temporary projects or installations, the AABC Conservation category and the Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design, sponsored by the Global Disability Innovation Hub.

Since it was founded in 1959, the aim of the Civic Trust Awards is to encourage the very best in architecture, to improve the built environment for us all through design, sustainability, inclusiveness and accessibility, but also to reward projects that offer a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to their local communities. The Civic Trust Awards has run continuously ever since, making it Europe’s longest running architectural and built environment awards programme. It is also one of this country’s most important and prestigious.

Entries were received primarily from the UK but also from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Hungary, Kazakhstan, South Africa, and the USA, reflecting the awards’ broad geographic reach.

O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects, with offices in Dublin and Cork, picked up the National Panel Special Award (CTA’s top award) and a Civic Trust Award for the Central European University, Budapest and also a Commendation for St Angela’s College, Cork   “working within the limits of its constrained and steeply sloping site, holding its ground and sustaining its engagement with the local community”.

The 2018 Civic Trust National Panel Special Award was selected by National Panel members as their favourite scheme from this year’s Award winning projects – Central European University Phase 1, Budapest, Hungary.

The next round which starts in May will be for the 2019 Awards and this will be the 60th anniversary of the Civic Trust Awards making it Europe’s longest continuously running architecture and built environment awards programme.

Irish architectural practices are encouraged to enter. Submissions are open Tuesday 1 May 2018 and close on Friday 27 July 2018.

Categories: Architecture | Awards

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