Irish practice O’Donnell + Tuomey were announced as winners of the Architecture Practice of the Year Award by Icon Magazine. The inaugural Icon Magazine International Awards 2012 were announced at a special event held in Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Christ Church Spitalfields, London on 6 December 2012. O’Donnell + Tuomey were selected from shortlisted nominations by a distinguished panel of judges – Alice Rawsthorn, Edwin Heathcote, Kieran Long, Libby Sellers and Ab Rogers. The shortlist included Zaha Hadid (London), Lacaton and Vassal (France), Alejandro Aravena (Chile) and Barkow Leibinger (Berlin). The Lyric Theatre Belfast was shortlisted for the Building of the Year 2012.