Designed by Seán Harrington Architects, the Umbrellas in Temple Bar’s Meeting House Square have won a prestigious international ICONIC AWARD 2014 in the “Special Architecture” category from the German Design Council
The German Design Council’s cross-disciplinary architectural competition took place for the second time this year and honored a total of 48 submissions from numerous high-quality entries with the highest award Best of Best – including Seán Harrington Architects’ Temple Bar Umbrellas. Furthermore, endowed special prizes were awarded: the Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop (Volker Staab Architekten) received the distinction Project of the Year; the SPARK office was honored with the accolade Architects of the Year; the jury selected John Pawson Ltd as Interior Designers of the Year. The honorary prize Architects’ Client of the Yearwent to the association kultur krumbach.
“The great success of the 2014 Iconic Awards demonstrates that there is a sustained demand for an architectural competition, which honors the interaction of the disciplines through a holistic approach. The outstanding submissions, a strongly growing public interest and the increasingly international character of the competition, have already established the Iconic Awards as a benchmark in their second year of existence,” notes Andrej Kupetz, General Manager of German Design Council.
The award ceremony for the 2014 Iconic Awards will take place on October 6 during the Expo Real trade fair at the BMW-Welt in Munich. The Best of Best awards for individual competition categories, as well as special prizes and the honorary prize will be presented as part of the award ceremony.