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Celebrating innovation and design: Building and Architect of the Year Awards

With 18 categories covering architects from North and South, the inaugural Building and Architect awards is set to be an exciting event

 

The Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017 take place on the 8th of June in the Mansion House in Dublin. Some of the most prominent architects currently practicing in Ireland will be present hoping to win one of the inaugural awards.

In total 18 categories will be celebrated on the night with entries from all over the country, North and South,  both urban and rural designs.

These inaugaral awards have been warmly received by the architecture profession. The categories encompass a broad range of building types including residential, public and commerical.

The entries will be judged by a panel of expert judges with Frank McDonald being the judging coordinator. McDonald said: "The standard of entries is extremely high showing the innovation and success of the Irish arhitecture profession. I believe we have chosen worthy winners in each of the categories as well as an extraordinarily captivating overall winner."

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, directors at Grafton Architects, will be receiving the Outstanding Achievement for Architecture award. Earlier this year Farrell and McNamara were appointed by Paolo Barrata, president of La Biennale, to be the curators of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. The appointment is being recognised as a seminal moment for contemporary Irish architecture, because they are the first Irish architects to be invited to curate the biennale in its forty-year history.

The 16th International Architecture Exhibition will take place from Saturday, May 26th to Sunday, November 25th, 2018 in Venice.

Commenting on the awards Frank McDonald said, "I'm delighted that the award for an Outstanding Achievement in Architecture has gone to Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, of Grafton Architects. Not only have they built great work in Ireland, but also in Milan, Lima, Toulouse and elsewhere, quite apart from being curators of the 2018 Venice Biennale."

"The architecture discipline and all those shortlisted for the Building of the Year Awards have made real and tangible contributions to enriching the lives of those who live, work or relax in the buildings they have created as well as Irish society as a whole," he said.

The complete shortlist is as follows:

Building of the Year – Office (Medium)
This category is sponsored by Castlerock Contracting & Developments

9 Adelaide, Belfast City Council Offices - TODD Architects,
Baggot Plaza - RKD Architects
Lidl HQ - MCA Architects
The One Building - NBK Architects

Building of the Year – Office (small)
100 Mount Street - Broadstone Architects
Slack European Headquarters - ODOS Architects,
The Building Block - NOJI Architects
Whitaker Court - Reddy Architecture + Urbanism

Building of the Year - Retail
This category is sponsored by Fiontar Safety


Bunratty Castle and Folk Park - O'Neill O'Malley Architects
Eason O'Connell St - Johnston Shopfitters
Lidl Glenageary - MCA Architects
Lidl Swords - MCA Architects
Shoe Shelf Shop - Urban-Agency
Teelings Whiskey Distillery – georgeboyledesigns

Building of the Year - Medical & Health
This category is sponsored by Actavo

Abbeyalainn Primary Care Centre - John Halligan Architects
Banbridge Health & Care Centre - Kennedy FitzGerald Architects & Avanti Architects
Calderwood Clinic - Urban-Agency
Children’s Heart Centre - RKD Architects
Elizabeth's Tree House, Barretstown Camp
McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects
Inpatient Ward Block, Ulster Hospital - Avanti Architects & Kennedy FitzGerald Architects
Templeogue Dentist - Urban-Agency

Building of the Year - Educational
This category is sponsored by Actavo

Campus Conference Centre - Cooney Architects
DIT Greenway Hub - RKD Architects
Hansfield Educate Together Education Campus - TODD Architects
Hill Of Uisneach Visitor Centre - Cooney Architects
Killarney Community College Extension - Gottstein Architects
Kilrickle National School - Paul Dillon Architects
MST & PFC Queen’s University Belfast - TODD Architects
The Analog Devices Building - RKD Architects

Building of the Year - Public
This category is sponsored by Galtee Group

Belfast Waterfront Exhibition and Conference Centre - TODD Architects
Hill Of Uisneach Visitor Centre - Cooney Architects
Medieval Mile Museum - Kilkenny County Council & McCullough Mulvin Architects
Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point - Denis Byrne Architects & TTT (thirtythreetrees)

Building of the Year - Leisure
This category is sponsored by Ardstone

Dunganny GAA Centre - Cooney Architects
Elizabeth's Tree House, Barretstown Camp - McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects
Faaborg Harbour - Urban-Agency
Kalvebod Waves - Urban-Agency

Multi-Discipline Collaboration Achievement
DIT Greenway Hub - RKD Architects & DIT
Medieval Mile Museum - Kilkenny County Council Project Team
Resource Efficiency Toolkit - BAM Ireland & GMIT

Sustainability Award for a Single Building or Development
This category is sponsored by Kingspan Insulation

Baggot Plaza - RKD Architects
Banbridge Health & Care Centre - Kennedy FitzGerald Architects & Avanti Architects
Tur Uisce, Passive House, Spiddal - Helena McElmeel Architects & Greentec Building.

Conservation Award for a Single Building or Development
This category is sponsored by Vescom Wallcoverings & Fabrics


6–8 Hanover Quay - RKD Architects
Ballymagarry Project - 2020 Architects
Belvedere House - RKD Architects
Humewood Castle - Henry J Lyons Architects
Medieval Mile Museum - McCullough Mulvin Architects & Kilkenny County Council
Pembrokestown Coach House – dhbArchitects

Building Refurbishment for a Single Building or Development

This category is sponsored by Aryton Group

Accenture - MCA Architects
Another Level Living - DMVF Architects
APC - RKD Architects
Arran Street East – MCO
Baggot Plaza - RKD Architects
Pembrokestown Coach House – dhbArchitects
The One Building - NBK Architects
Trinity Motors Mazda - Arcadia Architects.

Housing Project of the Year
Prices Place - ODOS Architects
St Michael's Housing - John Halligan Architects
Tur Uisce, Passive House, Spiddal - Helena McElmeel Architects.

Single House Building of the Year
This category is sponsored by Sodra

Ballymacrea House - 2020 Architects
Community & Privacy - Box Urban design architecture
Templenacroha - Arcadia Architects
Tireighter Cairn - Broadstone Architects
Tur Uisce, Passive House, Spiddal - Helena McElmeel Architects.

House Extension Refurbishment
12 Deanery Street - Craftstudio Architecture
Another Level Living - DMVF Architects
Both Chomlha – McGann Bauduin Architects
Heytesbury - Broadstone Architects
Modern Craft - DMVF Architects
Palmerstown Close - Gottstein Architects
Sliding Doors - Box Urban design architecture
St Declan's Terrace - Architectural Farm

Excellence in Education & Training
Building Information Modelling & Management - C+W O'Brien Architects
Professional Energy Skills in NZEB - Dublin Institute of Technology.

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