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July 12, 2011

Irish Architecture Awards 2011 announced




The RIAI has announced the winners of the Irish Architecture Awards 2011. Aviva Stadium by Scott Tallon Walker & Populous picked up an award in two categories while other well-known winners included the Long Room Hub in Trinity College; and the refurbishment of P.J. Carroll Factory, Dundalk.

In addition to various building categories, the winner of the inaugural ‘Best Emerging Practice’ Award was Ryan W. Kennihan Architects. Founded in 2007, the practice approaches the field of architecture from multiple perspectives and is actively engaged in design, research, collaboration with academia and industry, and teaching in Ireland and abroad. The submission demonstrated these activities across a diverse range of projects – all executed to a high standard. An emerging practice that promises a great future in Irish architecture.

The list of award winners:
Best Accessible Project: Aviva Stadium – Scott Tallon Walker Architects & Populous
Best Commercial / Retail Building: Drive Through Restaurant, Galway – Paul Dillon Architects
Best Conservation / Restoration Project: Refurbishment of P.J. Carroll Factory, Dundalk – Scott Tallon Walker
Best Cultural Building: Unbuilding – Shaffrey Associate Architects
Best Educational Building: Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin – McCullough Mulvin Architects
Best Emerging Practice Award: Ryan W. Kennihan Architects
Best Health Building: Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Cork – McCullough Mulvin Architects
Best House: Seaside House - A2 Architects
Best House Extension: Laneway Wall Garden House – Donaghy and Dimond Architects
Best Housing (more than 1 Unit): Kilmeena Village – Cox Power Architects
Best Leisure Building: Aviva Stadium – Scott Tallon Walker Architects & Populous
Best Overseas Award: C4D – Niall McLaughlin Architects
Best Public Building: Rathmines Square Leisure Centre & Apartments – Donnelly Turpin Architects
Best Public Space:
Best Sustainable Project: Roebuck Hall University Residence – Kavanagh Tuite
Public Choice Award – Milk Market, Limerick – Healy Partners Architects