D4 projects shortlisted for RIAI Irish Architecture Awards


ODOS Architects at Ballsbridge has made the shortlist for this year’s RIAI Irish Architecture Awards.
Image provided by Susan Sweeney (The Reputations Agency).

Over 50 projects have been shortlisted for this year’s RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, three of which are situated in Dublin 4. Plus Architecture in Sandymount, John Monahan Architect in Donnybrook and ODOS Architects in Ballsbridge are among the nominees for the awards held by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

For the last nine years, the RIAI Public Choice Award has given the public the chance to vote for their favourite shortlisted project, the winner of which is named Ireland’s favourite building of the year. Voting takes place at http://www.irisharchitectureawards.ie/ and the RIAI Facebook page.

180 entries were put forward for this year’s awards, across 17 categories including best commercial, best educational and best health building. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Friday, 24th June.

RIAI president Carole Pollard made the following statement at the announcement of the shortlist:

“The 27th RIAI awards showcase current Irish Architecture and it is exciting to see the new and diverse range of projects in this year’s shortlist. From domestic projects to international buildings like the ‘Arena for Learning’ at UTEC University, Lima – these awards celebrate Ireland’s architectural excellence and the creative individuals behind them. Investment in architecture is of multi-generational benefit and delivers long-term value across residential, educational, commercial and public architecture. We would call on design lovers to celebrate the quality of Irish architecture and vote for their favourite.”

We are honoured, once again, to profile this year’s diverse shortlisted projects from across Ireland. We have such a range from Cultural projects like 5CUBE and Dublin Port Diving Bell to the men’s retail store Castle & Drury and Luna Restaurant entered for the new fit-out award. The entries continue to highlight the unique architectural excellence and home-grown talent that Ireland possesses. Architects add value by integrating innovative design solutions with a wide range of concerns, from our business and public buildings to our homes; saving clients’ time and money in the process. The result of which is the inspiring entries in this year’s RIAI Irish Architecture awards.”

Chair of the Jury Robin Mandal also spoke at the event:

“This year we are delighted to see Irish architecture being celebrated at home and abroad. We have over 50 projects shortlisted which highlights the quality, geographic spread and the diversity of submissions.”