The DLR LexIcon by Carr Cotter & Naessens in Dun Laoghaire, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin by Scott Tallon Walker Architects and the Library and Academic Building for the University of Greenwich in London by heneghan peng architects are all on the shortlist for the 2015 World Festival of Architecture Award. All three projects are also category winners in the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2015.
Grafton Architects won the inaugural World Architecture Award in 2008 for Bocconi University Milan.
Ireland is one of 46 countries with entries in the 2015 World Festival of Architecture. The eighth annual World Architecture Festival shortlist consists of 338 projects across 31 categories, ranging from small family homes to large commercial developments and landscape projects. The shortlist can first be seen this week at the new satellite WAF London 24-27 June, before arriving at the annual World Architecture Festival 2015 in Singapore this November. All shortlisted practices will be vying to win not only their individual categories, but the ultimate accolade of ‘World Building of the Year 2015’.