• Saturday , 25 November 2017

Interior Design/Fit-out Awards & External Façade Design Award

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The Interior Design & Fit-out Awards at Architecture and Building Expo (held in association with the RIAI Annual Conference) are a much-coveted accolade which recognise these specialist disciplines. This is reflected year-on-year in the growing number of entries, with the simplified entry process designed to make participation easier and the adjudication process more comprehensive.

Main sponsor for the Interior Design & Fit-out Awards is Walls Construction, with Maria Kiernan chairing a seven-strong judging panel drawn from members of Architecture Ireland’s Editorial Board, along with other noted industry experts.

The overall awards programme is an evolving process and an exciting development for this year is the addition of the Exterior Façade Design Award category, which is sponsored by Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks.

Award categories
There are four interior design and fit-out awards, and one façade award.
Projects up to €250,000
Projects between €250,000 and €1 million
Projects between €1 million and €5 million
Projects over €5 million
Exterior Façade Design Award

Judging panel members
Maria Kiernan, Chair
Dr Sandra O’Connell
Emmet Kane
Eleanor Heylin Kelly
Simon O’Driscoll
Trisha Younge

Submission requirements
Submissions must be made on A1 kappa-style boards, presented horizontally and including images, sketches, drawings and a brief explanatory text. Up to four boards for mounting in sequence can be included. Boards must be anonymous and only show the name of the project.

The name of the practice and project title must be submitted in a sealed envelope and delivered, along with the board(s), to Architecture Expo, 9 Sandyford Office Park, Sandyford, Dublin 18, no later than 12 noon on Friday, 22 September 2017.

NB: Font/typeface — Helvetica must be used throughout

Description Criteria
To assist with the adjudication process entrants are asked to briefly address the key criteria below when detailing the project description.

(1) Core ideas underlying design principles;
(2) Functionality — response to client/user needs;
(3) Sustainability — approach in materials and design;
(4) Relationship to context — how it engages/responds to new or pre-existing situation;
(5) Additional benefits — added benefits in design response beyond that requested in the brief.

pdf of boards
A pdf of the board(s) must also be emailed to Awards’ Facilitator, Pat Lehane, at pat@pressline.ie on, or preferably before, the cut-off date of Friday, 22 September 2017. Alternatively, the pdf(s) of the board(s) can be sent via Dropbox or MailBigFile. Note: The pdfs for email must be web-ready files no larger than 7MB.

Presentation of Awards
All submissions will be displayed for the full duration of Architecture and Building Expo on a dedicated stand area at which the winners will be announced, and presented directly after lunch on the first day of the show.

For further information contact Pat Lehane at 086 255 7363 or email pat@pressline.ie.

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