Dublin, Friday June 23 – The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has this evening announced the winners of 2017 RIAI Architecture Awards at a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House. The awards celebrate the quality of work carried out by RIAI members in 2016 and highlight the contribution that architects make to society for everyone’s benefit. Now in its 28th year and with a record 18 categories, this year’s shortlist included 60 projects, spanning 13 counties across Ireland as well as three international projects in Hungary, Palestine and Poland. The jury chose 21 Winners and gave awards to 28 Highly Commended and 14 Commended entries. Full details and images of all the winning projects are available at www.riai.ie.
Award for Best Education Building:
The award for Best Education Building was shared between the Extension to Gairmscoil na bPiarsach, Co. Galway, designed by Paul Dillon Architects for Galway Roscommon Educational Training Board and Beaufort Maritime and Energy Research Laboratory, designed by McCullough Mulvin Architects for University College Cork and . Irish architects continue to deliver major projects abroad and Best International Project went to Central European University (Phase 1) in Budapest, Hungary, designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey. RIAI President Carole Pollard also presented a President’s Award to the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, West Bank by Heneghen Peng Architects.