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RIAI Awards 2019 - Irish design celebrated as RIAI announces winners

Published: Friday, June 07, 2019

Now marking the 30th year of the prestigious architecture awards, the RIAI announced 23 Award Winners across 14 categories, including Adaption & Re-Use, Culture or Public Building, International, Learning, Living (Homes), Public Space, Well-Being and Workplace. All of the projects on the shortlist have been designed by RIAI-registered architects, based in Ireland and overseas, and were completed in 2018. The award winners include projects in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Meath as well as London.

One-off houses Sunday’s Well Houses, Cork by O’Donnell Toumey and Ash House Co. Dublin by Sketch Architects, were winners in the Living category, while George’s Place, Dún Laoghaire designed by DLR architects won for Housing Schemes. International offices in Limerick, The Hanging Gardens which form part of the Limerick redevelopment project for 2030, designed by Carr Cotter Naessens and Denis Byrne Architects and 13-18 City Quay, Grant Thornton by Henry J Lyons Architects both won for the New Build Workplace category. Confucius Institute for Ireland and Small Works, Belvedere College, both in Dublin were winners in the Learning Environments category while popular restaurant PI on South Great George's Street, Dublin won Best Fit-Out. London residential development Mapleton Crescent by Metropolitan Workshop LLP was the winner the International category. Goethe-Institut Irland, Extension and Refurbishment of 37 Merrion Square was the winner in Adaptation and Reuse and Cork Criminal Courthouse won for innovation.

With over 10,000 votes cast, the Public Choice Award was scooped by An Ríocht, Scoil Chríost Rí, Boys National School, Caherdavin, Limerick designed by Drake Hourigan Architects.

David Browne, RIAI President said: “The wide variety of projects included in this year’s shortlist demonstrates the diversity of great work being carried out by Irish architects at home and abroad.  Their contribution is invaluable in terms of enriching our daily lives – our homes, schools and colleges, hospitals and the public spaces we enjoy.  I would like to particularly congratulate the winner of our public choice award, Drake Hourigan Architects, who fought off tough competition with over 10,000 votes cast by the public and delivered an outstanding educational facility for An Ríoicht, Scoil Chríost Rí, Boys National School in Limerick. Finally, we must also congratulate the clients and our colleagues on the design teams whose contribution is key in getting these results.”

Carole Pollard, FRIAI, Chair of the Jury said: “The standard of entries was very high this year. The jury have been visiting the shortlisted projects throughout the country and had a challenging task. The shortlist was made up of exceptional projects including residential homes, commercial spaces, schools, heritage locations and public spaces and it’s encouraging that Irish people recognise the value that Irish architects add to all aspects of the built environment, supporting Ireland’s educational, economic and social infrastructure.”

The RIAI Awards are supported by Gerflor.

The Jury for the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2019 were: Carole Pollard, FRIAI, Chair; Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO Dublin Port, distinguished guest juror; and Architects Alice Casey, MRIAI; Peter Carroll, MRIAI; Aishling Joyce, MRIAI; Dermot McCabe, MRIAI; Peter McGovern, MRIAI; John O’Mahony, FRIAI; Lenzie O’Sullivan, MRIAI.

The RIAI Award Winners 2019

1. Workplace and Fit-Out – Supported by Walls to Workstations

New Build Workplace
Winner: 13-18 City Quay, Grant Thornton HQ
Architects: Henry J Lyons Architects
Client: Target Investment Opportunities LTD
Location: Dublin

RIAI 2019 Winner: 13-18 City Quay, Grant Thornton HQ


New Build Workplace
Winner: Gardens International - The Hanging Gardens
Architects: Carr Cotter Naessens and Denis Byrne Architects
Client: Limerick 2030
Location: Limerick

RIAI 2019 - Winner: Gardens International - The Hanging Gardens


Workplace Fit-Out
Winner: PI (restaurant)
Architects: Luca Architecture
Client: John Savage
Location: Dublin

RIAI 2019 Winner: PI (restaurant)


2. Adaptation and Re-use – Supported by Kingscourt Brick, Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks

Adaptation and Reuse
Winner: Goethe-Institut Irland, Extension and Refurbishment of 37 Merrion Square
Architects Henchion Reuter Architects with Shaffrey Architects
Client: Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung
Location: Dublin

Goethe-Institut, Extension and Refurbishment of 37 Merrion Square


Conservation
Winner: City Assembly House     
Architects: Consarc Design Group Ltd.
Client: Irish Georgian Society
Location: Dublin

City Assembly House


Conservation
Winner: Killyon Church
Architects: PG Architects
Client: Fr. Michael Kilmartin P.P.
Location: Enfield, Co. Meath


3. Cultural / Public Buildings – Supported by Kilsaran

Winner: Pálás
Architects: de Paor Architects
Clients: Solas/Element Pictures Ltd.
Location: Galway

Pálás Cinema


4. Learning Environments – Supported by Cabinpac

Winner: Confucius Institute for Ireland
Architects: Robin Lee Architecture and Arthur Gibney & Partners
Client: University College Dublin, Confucius Institute
Location: Dublin


Winner: Small Works, Belvedere College
Architects: TAKA Architects
Client: Belvedere College S.J.
Location: Dublin


5. Wellbeing – Supported by Soprema

Winner: Expansion at Bon Secours Care Village
Architects: O’Connell Mahon Architects
Client: Bon Secours Health System
Location: Co. Cork


6. Living – Supported by Vandersanden of Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks

Living - One-off Houses
Winner: Sunday’s Well Houses
Architects: O’Donnell + Tuomey
Client: Trish Kearney, Tom Murphy and Siun and Peter Kearney
Location: Cork


Winner: Ash House
Architects: Sketch Architects
Client: Private
Location: Co. Dublin


Living - Extension / Refurbishment
Winner: Vavasour Square
Architects: GKMP Architects
Client: Nicky and Darren Cran
Location: Dublin


Winner: Addition and Renovation to a Victorian Family House
Architects: Clancy Moore Architects
Client: Private
Location: Dublin


Living – Housing Schemes
Winner: George’s Place, Dún Laoghaire
Architects: DLR Architects and A2 Architects
Client: Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Location: Dún Laoghaire


7. International – Supported by Enterprise Ireland

Winner: Mapleton Crescent, London
Architects: Metropolitan Workshop LLP
Clients: Pocket Living
Location: Cork


8. Public Space – Supported by Dulux Trade Ireland

Winner: Cavanagh Bridge, UCC
Architects: O’Donnell + Tuomey
Client: University College Cork
Location: Cork


9. Research – Supported by The Arup Trust

Winner: The Living Light
Architect: Noreile Breen



10. The Future Award – Supported by KBC Business Banking
Winner: Simply Architecture


11. Innovation – Supported by Kingspan Insulated Panels

Winner: Cork Criminal Courthouse
Architects: OPW Architects, Wilson Architecture, Bluett O’Donoghue
Client: Courts Service
Location: Cork


12. Building for All – Universal Design - Supported by CEUD

Winner: Brickworks
Architects: Brady Mallalieu Architects
Clients: Islington Council
Location: London


13. Sustainability - Supported by Tegral

Winner: George’s Place Dún Laoghaire
Architects: DLR Architects and A2 Architects
Client: Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Location: Dún Laoghaire



14. Public Choice Award
Winner: An Ríocht, Scoil Chríost Rí, Boys National School
Architects: Drake Hourigan Architects
Location: Caherdavin, Limerick

Public Choice Award - 2nd Place
Cork Criminal Courthouse
Architects: OPW Architects with Wilson Architecture and Bluett O’Donoghue Architects
Location: Cork

Public Choice Award - 3rd Place
13-18 City Quay, Grant Thornton HQ
Architects: Henry J Lyons Architects
Location: Dublin

Commended and Highly Commended

Adaptation and Re-use
Supported by Kingscourt Brick, Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks

Highly Commended: The Officers' Mess
O'Mahony Pike with Lindsay Conservation Architects
Clients: Kennedy Wilson Real Estate PLC

Commended: Conversion of Warehouse to Family Dwelling
Clancy Moore Architects
Client: Private

Commended: Refurbishment of former Cork Savings Bank for Cork University Business School of University College Cork 
Jack Coughlan Architects
Client: University College Cork


Cultural / Public Buildings
Supported by Kilsaran

Commended: Cork Criminal Courthouse
OPW Architects / Wilson Architecture / Bluett O'Donoghue
Client: The Courts Service

International
Supported by Enterprise Ireland

Highly Commended: Bricolage, Kew House, London
Architects: Donaghy + Dimond Architects
Client: Private

Highly Commended: Brickworks
Brady Mallalieu Architects
Client: Islington Council, Location: London

Commended: Student Housing at Thapar University
McCullough Mulvin with Designplus Associates Services, Delhi
Client: Thapar University

Learning Environments
Supported by Cabinpac

Highly Commended: An Ríocht Scoil Chríost Rí
Drake Hourigan Architects
Client: The Board of Management, Scoil Chríost Rí, Limerick

Commended: Extension to Gairmscoil Einne, Inis Mor, Aran Islands
Paul Dillon Architects
Client: Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board

Living / One-off Houses
Supported by Vandersanden of Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks

Commended: House on Clifden Bay
Tierney Haines Architects
Client: Private

Commended: Blackened Timber House
Studio Red Architects
Karen and Seamus Harrington


Living – Extensions & Refurbishments

Highly Commended: A Garden, a Courtyard, a Wood
Karen Brownlee Architects
Client: Ed and Ruth Ling

Highly Commended: House in a Palm Garden
TAKA Architects
Client: Private

Commended: Riverchapel
Robert Bourke Architects
Client: Private


Living – Housing Schemes

Highly Commended: Capital Dock
O'Mahony Pike Architects
Client: Kennedy Wilson Europe

Highly Commended: Dolphin House Regeneration
City Architects, Dublin City Council
Client: Dublin City Council, Housing and Community Services

Commended: Staff Residences at the Europe Hotel
Gottstein Architects
Client: Killarney Hotels Ltd.

Public Space
Supported by Dulux Trade Ireland

Commended: The Monkstown Village Project
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Architects Department
Client: Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council 


Research

Commended: Caring for place: Constructing common worlds
Helena Fitzgerald Architects

Commended: Funicular Folly
Rae Moore Architects

Commended: Negotiating Space Games
LiD Architecture


Urban Design & Masterplanning

Highly Commended: Reimagining Dublin One Laneways
Seán Harrington Architects
Client: Dublin City Council

Highly Commended: The Phoenix Park Strategic Review
Denis Byrne Architects
Client: The OPW


Wellbeing
Supported by Soprema

Highly Commended: Sallynoggin Senior Centre
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Architects Department
Client: Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council


Commended: Rathview Mental Healthcare Facility
TODD Architects
Client: Western Health & Social Care Trust


Workplace and Fit-Out
Supported by Walls to Workstations

New Build Workplace

Highly Commended: Project Warehouse N3
de Siún Architects
Client: Colm McDaid


Workplace Fit-Out

Highly Commended: Rothco / Accenture Interactive
ODOS Architects
Client: Rothco / Accenture Interactive

Commended: Talent Garden Dublin
COMMA Architects & MOLA Architects with DCU and TAG
Client:  DCU Alpha

Commended: Avolon Global Headquarters
MOLA Architecture
Client: Avolon Aerospace

ENDS
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