• Friday , 19 October 2018

RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2015 Announced

The RIAI have recently announced the winners of the 2015 Irish Architecture Awards. There were 120 building projects entered for this year’s awards. The jury selected 17 Award Winners, 11 Highly Commended and 14 Commended Awards, which were all presented to the architects at a ceremony in Wood Quay, Dublin City Council offices.

2015 Irish Architecture Awards Category Winners

Restoration of St Mels Cathedral Longford, Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners

Restoration of St Mels Cathedral Longford, Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners

Winner of Public Choice Award
Project: Restoration of St Mels Cathedral Longford
Architect: Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners
Client: St Mel’s Diocesan Trust, Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop Emeritus Colm O’Reilly, Chairman Seamus Butler.

2nd place
Project: The Lake House
Architect: Aughey O’Flaherty Architects
Client: Private

3rd place
Project: DLR LexIcon
Architect: Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects
Client: Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council

 

Garden Front, Fire Restaurant. Photography by Dennis Gilbert

Garden Front, Fire Restaurant. Photography by Dennis Gilbert

Best Commercial/Retail

Winner: Fire Restaurant and Lounge at the Mansion House
Architect: Seán Harrington Architects

Commended: 30 Herbert Street
Architect: Plus Architecture
Client:  Irish Life

 

Restoration of St Mels Cathedral Longford, Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners

Restoration of St Mels Cathedral Longford, Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners

Best Conservation/Restoration

Winner: Restoration of St Mels Cathedral Longford
Architect: Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners
Client: St Mel’s Diocesan Trust, Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop Emeritus Colm O’Reilly, Chairman Seamus Butler.

Highly Commended: St Catherine’s Meath Street, Post Fire Reinstatement & Re-ordering
Architect: Howley Hayes Architects
Client: Fr Niall Coghlan

Commended: Blackrock Quartet
Architect: McCullough Mulvin Architects
Client: Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board and Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown Libraries

 

DLR LexIcon by Carr Cotter Naessens

DLR LexIcon by Carr Cotter Naessens

Best Cultural Building
Winner: DLR LexIcon
Architect: Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects
Client: Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council

Highly Commended: Dalkey Heritage Centre and Town Hall
Architect: Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown Architects Department
Client: Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council

 

Athlone Community College by McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects

Athlone Community College by McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects

New Model School Entrance Inchicore; by Donaghy + Dimond  Architects. Photography by Ros Kavanagh

New Model School Entrance Inchicore; by Donaghy + Dimond Architects. Photography by Ros Kavanagh

Best Education Building
Winner 1: Athlone Community College
Architect: McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects

Winner 2: Model School Inchicore
Architect: Donaghy + Dimond  Architects

Commended: The Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture
Architect: Architectural Services – The Office of Public Works
Client: John Mulhern, Teagasc

 

Clarendon St. by John McLaughlin Architects. Photography by Ros Kavanagh

Clarendon St. by John McLaughlin Architects. Photography by Ros Kavanagh

Best Emerging Practice
Winner: John McLaughlin Architects

Highly Commended: PG Architects

Commended: Strand Architects

Commended: Praxis Architecture

 

Mater Hospital by STW Architects. Photography by Paul Tierney.

Mater Hospital by STW Architects. Photography by Paul Tierney

Best Healthcare Building
Winner: 
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Architects

 

Exterior of Keeper House. Photography by Peter Cook

Exterior of Keeper House. Photography by Peter Cook

Best House
Winner: Keeper House & Lodge
Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Architects

Highly Commended: The Lake House
Architect: Aughey O’Flaherty Architects
Client: Private

Highly Commended: Alma Road
Architect: ODOS Architects
Client: Conor Grealish

Commended: CK House
Architect: Praxis Architecture
Client: Mark Connolly & Susan Kelly

Commended: Rose Garden House
Architect: Triona Stack Architects
Client: Private

 

Gate Lodge Extension by Donaghy + Dimond

Gate Lodge Extension by Donaghy + Dimond

Best House Extension

Winner: Gate Lodge
Architect: Donaghy + Dimond  Architects

Highly Commended: House on a Tight Site
Architect: Bone O’Donnell Architects
Client: Jim & Marie Martin

Commended: Eaton Square
Architect: Lucy Jones
Client: Emily Jones & Peter O’Brien

Commended: Islands
Architect: Garbhan Doran Architects
Client: Mike & Helena Finegan

 

South Elevation of Two New Villas for Monkstown. Photography Tom Fahy

South Elevation of Two New Villas for Monkstown. Photography Tom Fahy

Best Housing
Winner: Density in the Historic Suburbs – Two New Villas for Monkstown
Architect: Shaffrey Associates

Highly Commended: Liberty House
Architect: Paul Keogh Architects
Client: Dublin City Council

Commended: House A & B Wellington Lane
Architect: Darmody Architecture
Client: House A: John & Mary McEntagart, House B: Brian Walsh & Barry Doocey

Commended: Percy Lane Mews
Architect: ODOS Architects
Client: Private

 

View of Stockwell Street University of Greenwich Library Academic Building by heneghan peng architects. Photography by Hufton+Crow

View of Stockwell Street University of Greenwich Library Academic Building by heneghan peng architects. Photography by Hufton+Crow

Best International
Winner: University of Greenwich – Library and Academic Building
Architect: heneghan peng architects

 

Merrion Cricket Pavilion. Photography Alice Clancy

Merrion Cricket Pavilion. Photography Alice Clancy

Best Leisure
Winner: Merrion Cricket Pavilion
Architect: TAKA Architects

Highly Commended: The Haven, Killarney
Architect: Gottstein Architects
Client: Michael Spillane

 

DLR LexIcon by Carr Cotter Naessens

DLR LexIcon by Carr Cotter Naessens

Best Public Building

Winner: DLR LexIcon
Architect: Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects
Client: Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council

Highly Commended: Doolin Coastguard Station
Architect: Dominic Stevens Architects with Dorman Architects
Client: The Irish Coastguard (IRCG)

 

Herringbone Wall, Kavanagh Country by Sheridan Woods Architects

Herringbone Wall, Kavanagh Country by Sheridan Woods Architects

Best Public Space
Winner: Kavanagh Country
Architect: Sheridan Woods Architects + Urban Planners

Highly Commended: Pavilion of Light – Mardyke Gardens
Architect: Darmody Architecture
Client: Cork City Council

Commended: Rosie Hackett Bridge
Architect: Seán Harrington Architects
Client: Road Design and Construction Division, Dublin City Council

 

Best Research Project

Highly Commended: Replacement of Columns at St Mels Cathedral Longford
Architect: Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners, Punch Consulting Engineers and Carrig Historic Materials Specialists
Client: Clients: St Mel’s Diocesan Trust, Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop Emeritus Colm O’Reilly, Chairman Seamus Butler.

Commended: Georgian Lab – Housing Crisis 2014
Architect: SAUL INTELLIGENCE UNIT (in collaboration with Bucholz McEvoy Architects, A2 Architects and Hassett Ducatez Architects)
Client: Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

 

PassivHaus Pharmacy and Apartment. Photography by Paul McNally

PassivHaus Pharmacy and Apartment. Photography by Paul McNally

Best Sustainable
Winner: Pharmacy and Apartment in Clonmel
Architect: The PassivHaus Architecture Company

 

Restoration of St Mels Cathedral Longford, Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners

Restoration of St Mels Cathedral Longford, Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners

Best Universal Design Award

Winner: St Mels Cathedral Longford
Architect: Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners
Client: St Mel’s Diocesan Trust, Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop Emeritus Colm O’Reilly, Chairman Seamus Butler.

Commended: Athlone Community College
Architect: McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects
Client: NDFA/BAM Building/Athlone Community College

 

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