Cork success at 2014 Irish Architecture Awards

Tuesday 24 June 2014 23.20
The winner was Clonakilty 400 Urban Design Masterplan
The winner was Clonakilty 400 Urban Design Masterplan

A Cork County Council architect has won the Public Choice Award at the 2014 Irish Architecture Awards.

Clonakilty 400, Urban Design Masterplan, designed by architect Giulia Vallone, was announced as Ireland's favourite building at the ceremony held in Dublin this evening.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland awarded a total of 15 winners at the event held in Dublin City Council's Wood Quay venue.

RIAI President Robin Mandal said: "Good architecture takes commitment and we can see the value of place making, driven by quality of life, community and health-led agenda.

"The projects in this year's awards continue to show the value and long term investment that exists when high quality architecture is delivered when an architect is involved."

The organisation received over 12,700 votes for this year's Public Choice Award.

Clonakilty 400 won with 16% of the vote.

Next placed was Clerys Department Store, Dublin, which was designed by Jennings Design Studio.

Waterford Medieval Museum, designed by Waterford architects Rupert Maddock, Bartosz Rojowski and Agnieszka Zipper-Rojowska, came in third place.

Other award winners included: 

Best Commercial / Retail: Clerys Department Store, Dublin (Jennings Design Studio)

Clerys Department Store Dublin

Best Conservation / Restoration: Russborough West Wing Refurbishment and Post Fire Reinstatement, Blessington, Co. Wicklow (Howley Hayes Architects) 

Russborough, Co Wicklow

Best Culture & Best Sustainable: Airfield Evolution, Dundrum, Co Dublin (Solearth Architecture Ltd.)

Airfield Evolution, Dundrum

Best Educational: Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co Donegal (McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects)

Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Best House: The Cow House, Blessington, Co Wicklow (Michael Kelly & Dan Costelloe Architects)

The Cow House, Blessington, Co Wicklow

Best House Extension: Farmhouse Extension, Co Clare (Studio Red Architects)

Farmhouse extension, Co Clare

Best House (More than one unit): Southill Older Persons Accommodation, Limerick (ABK Architects)

Southhill older persons accommodation

Best International: Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW), London School of Economics (O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects)

London School of Economics

Best Public Building: Waterford Medieval Museum (Waterford City Architects - Rupert Maddock, Bartosz Rojowski, Agnieszka Zipper-Rojowska)

Waterford Museum

Best Emerging Practice: Robert Bourke Architects, Great George's Street, Dublin 1. (Pic: Skerries Learning Pavillion design)

Robert Bourke

Best Public Space / Urban Design: Granby Park, Dominick street Lower, Dublin (A2 Architects + Séan Harrington Architects)

Granby Park

RIAI Universal Design Award: Adaption and Extension, Dublin (Justin O'Callaghan)

Universal Design Award

Assessor's Award: UL Medical School, Student Housing, Pergola and Piazza (Grafton Architects)

UL Medical School, Student Housing, Pergola and Piazza - Grafton Architects

Full details and images of all the winning projects are available on www.riai.ie