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September 25, 2009

National Tidy Towns architectural award for Castlebar development

Axo Architects’ design for a new commercial urban infill development at Market Square/Hopkins Road in Castlebar has given Castlebar its first national award in the tidy towns competition. The Tidy Towns Architectural Award is a special competition sponsored by The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland to recognise the vital role modern architecture can play in maintaining and enhancing the fabric of Irish towns, villages, and urban areas.

A large number of new buildings and public spaces were entered into the competition by tidy towns committees and local authorities all around Ireland. Axo Architects’ design was shortlisted to a final group of nine projects and its design in Castlebar was announced as the winner at the awards ceremony held in Dublin Castle recently.

“We are very satisfied with the award not just as recognition for our efforts in trying to deliver a quality building and public plaza for the town of Castlebar, but also as a reward for the dedication and community effort shown by the tidy towns committee in Castlebar over the last number of years,” said Michael Horan, managing director of Axo Architects.

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