Projects designed by RIAI Members have performed strongly in this year’s National Planning Awards by the Irish Planning Institute.
Ballyroan Library by Box Architecture has won the Urban Design and Place-Making Award.
Limerick’s Milk Market by Healy Partners Architects has won the Heritage Planning Award.
Kavanagh Country: Literary Landscape Character Assessment and Management Plan led by Sheridan Woods Architects and Urban Planners has received a Commendation under the Heritage Planning Award.
McKee Court Senior Citizens Housing & Community Facility designed by Dublin City Council has received a Commendation under the Housing and Community Design Award.
Robert Bourke and Kate Dowling’s Place Shapers Urban Design Project – commissioned by the Irish Architecture Foundation and Fingal County Council Arts Office – has won the Participatory Planning Award.
Congratulations to all architecture winners in the National Planning Awards.
Presented by Minister of State for the New Era Project, Fergus O’Dowd TD, at a dinner in Dublin Castle on 21st February, the biennial awards aim to highlight the best examples of planning practice and honour recent projects, plans and programmes, which have made an outstanding contribution to the quality of life in urban and rural Ireland and internationally.
Discussing the awards, Irish Planning Institute President Mary Crowley said “Sustainable, evidence based planning is critical to ensure the delivery of quality places. Effective, collaborative plan led development must be central to meeting the building requirements of people of all ages and needs to ensure that we do not return to the old ways of a developer-led system. Many of the projects nominated for the IPI Awards 2014 successfully demonstrate the far reaching possibilities of planning. Good enough is no longer good enough.”