The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) announced in June the winners of 2018 RIAI Architecture Awards at a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House. 2018 saw the highest number of entries to the awards since before the recession and the standard was so high that the jury also selected 63 projects for exhibition, which will now be on public display in the Architecture Centre, 8 Merrion Square from 1 August to 21 September.
The awards recognise the quality of work carried out by RIAI members in 2017 and highlight the contribution that Irish architects make to society for everyone’s benefit. Now in their 29th year and with 15 categories, this year’s shortlist included 32 projects, spanning 12 counties across Ireland as well as an international project in India. The jury chose 20 overall winners and gave awards to 12 Highly Commended and 8 Commended entries including the Special Jury Award, Universal Design and the Future Award chosen by the Architecture Ireland editorial board.
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