• 23 Jun 2022

Irish Architecture Applauded as RIAI Announce Winners at Home and Abroad of 2022 RIAI Architecture Awards

The RIAI announced the winners of the 2022 RIAI Awards at a ceremony held in MoLI, Museum of Literature Ireland on 23 June 2022. The awards, given annually, acknowledge achievements in architecture and celebrate the quality of work carried out by RIAI members and the contribution registered architects make to the built environment.

The RIAI announced 18 Award Winners across 13 categories, including Adaptation & Re-Use, International, Cultural and Public Buildings, Learning Environments, Wellbeing, Public Spaces, Workplace and Living. This year’s shortlisted entrants were located the length and breadth of the country in Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Wicklow, Kilkenny, Meath and Westmeath, as well as internationally in London and Liverpool, UK, and Chicago, USA.

This year’s awards recognised Annesley Gardens by Metropolitan Workshop and Middleton Park Gate Lodge by Taka Architects in the highly competitive Living category. Le Fanu Skate-BMX and Play Park in Ballyfermot by Enriqueta Llabres Valls took home the award for Public Space in recognition of an exemplary project which strongly demonstrates active public space for all ages.   

The importance of a well-designed public realm for the enjoyment of all was recognised with two awards in the Urban Design and Master Planning category for projects in Cobh by Cork County Council, Capital Projects Department and Ramelton, Co. Donegal by Dedalus Architecture.

The award for Wellbeing was given to the National Forensic Mental Health Service in Portrane by Scott Tallon Walker Architects in association with Medical Architecture. Addressing the project the judges said that the new facility “creates a balance between a secure setting and a therapeutic care environment and was executed with great sensitivity maximising light and the user's connection to nature at every opportunity”.

Once again, the awards showcased architects’ commitment to Climate Change as seen by the strong competition within the competitive adaptation and reuse of our existing buildings award. The top award this year went to the Honan Chapel Conservation Project in Cork by FMP Architects which the jury deemed a “testament to the wealth of exceptional craftsmanship and conservation skills that can be found in Ireland today.”

In Sustainability the award was given to The Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science by Grafton Architects and to The Willows, a house by Peter Nickels Architects.

The Workplace and Fit-Out awards had three winners this year including Bottleworks by Henry J Lyons, Le Cheile Education Centre by Taka Architects and the inspiring “Working from Home” by Simply Architecture in Cork. This project tackled head on the challenge of working from home doing so in a restrained and appealing way. The design blends workplace and home in a seamless manner.

The award for Universal Design – supported by the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design – went to India Buildings in Liverpool by Falconer Chester Hall.

Other awards announced today include: The Castletymon Library by Henchion + Reuter Architects won the Cultural / Public Buildings; the International Award – supported by Enterprise Ireland – went to The Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science by Grafton Architects; the Ratoath College Extension by McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects won the top award for Learning Environments. In the Research category Restorative Practice by Denise Murray in association with CoLab was crowned overall winner.

 

Charlotte Sheridan, RIAI President said:

 

“We are once again delighted with the standard, the variety and the diversity of work on display in this year’s awards and shortlisted works. The quality of the entrants was of the highest standard with the projects delivered across all categories exemplary in their areas. Irish architects are amongst the best in the world, helping to solve complex societal problems such as climate change and transforming our public spaces into wonderful places to work and live. I would like to particularly congratulate the winner of our Public Choice award O'Mahony Pike Architects and Mola Architecture for 10 - 12 Hanover Quay, Dublin Docklands.”

 

The RIAI Awards are supported by Gold Sponsors - Kingscourt Brick and Vandersanden.

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The RIAI Award Winners 2022

 

1. Adaptation and Re-use   

Winner: Honan Chapel Conservation Project
Architect: FMP Architects                              
Client: The Honan Trust

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Honan Chapel Conservation Project by FMP Architects. Photo Peter Murphy
Honan Chapel Conservation Project by FMP Architects. Photo Peter Murphy

2. Culture Public                   

Winner: Castletymon Library
Architect: Henchion + Reuter Architects
Client: South Dublin County Council

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Castletymon Library by Henchion + Reuter Architects. Photo Fionn Mc Cann
Castletymon Library by Henchion + Reuter Architects. Photo Fionn Mc Cann

3. International

Winner: The Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science
Architect: Grafton Architects
Client: The London School of Economics and Political Science

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The Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science by Grafton Architects. Photo Nick Kane
The Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science by Grafton Architects. Photo Nick Kane

4. Learning Environments

Winner: Ratoath College Extension
Architect: McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects
Client: Louth & Meath Education and Training Board

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Ratoath College Extension by McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects. Photo Richard Hatch
Ratoath College Extension by McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects. Photo Richard Hatch

5. Living

Winner: Annesley Gardens
Architect: Metropolitan Workshop
Client: Seabren Developments

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Annesley Gardens by Metropolitan Workshop. Photo Ste Murray
Annesley Gardens by Metropolitan Workshop. Photo Ste Murray

Winner: Middleton Park Gate Lodge
Architect: TAKA Architects
Client: Private

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Middleton Park Gate Lodge by TAKA Architects. Photo Alice Clancy
Middleton Park Gate Lodge by TAKA Architects. Photo Alice Clancy

6. Public Space                     

Winner: Le Fanu Skate-BMX and Play Park
Architect: Enriqueta Llabres Valls
Client: Dublin City Council

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Le Fanu Skate-BMX and Play Park by Enriqueta Llabres Valls
Le Fanu Skate-BMX and Play Park by Enriqueta Llabres Valls

7. Research

Winner: Restorative Practice
Architect: Denise Murray in association with CoLab
Client: Justice for Magdalenes

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Restorative Practice by Denise Murray in association with CoLab. Photo Ste Murray
Restorative Practice by Denise Murray in association with CoLab. Photo Ste Murray

8. Sustainability

Winner: The Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science
Architect: Grafton Architects
Client: The London School of Economics and Political Science

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The Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science by Grafton Architects. Photo Ed Reeve
The Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science by Grafton Architects. Photo Ed Reeve

Winner: The Willows
Architects: Peter Nickels Architects
Client: Private

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The Willows by Peter Nickels Architects. Photo Andrew Campion
The Willows by Peter Nickels Architects. Photo Andrew Campion

9. Universal Design

Winner: India Buildings
Architect: Falconer Chester Hall
Client: Legal and General Investment Management/HM Government

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India Buildings by Falconer Chester Hall.
India Buildings by Falconer Chester Hall.

10. Urban Design

Winner: Cobh Public Realm Urban Design Plan
Architect: Cork County Council, Capital Projects Department
Client: Cobh Community

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Cobh Public Realm Urban Design Plan by Cork County Council, Capital Projects Department
Cobh Public Realm Urban Design Plan by Cork County Council, Capital Projects Department

Winner: Ramelton Castle Street Historic Towns Initiative Project
Architect: Dedalus Architecture
Client: Donegal County Council, Ramelton Georgian Society & Private

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Ramelton Castle Street Historic Towns Initiative Project by Dedalus Architecture
Ramelton Castle Street Historic Towns Initiative Project by Dedalus Architecture

11. Wellbeing

Winner: National Forensic Mental Health Service, Portrane
Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Architects in association with Medical Architecture
Client: Central Mental Hospital

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National Forensic Mental Health Service, Portrane by Scott Tallon Walker Architects in association with Medical Architecture
National Forensic Mental Health Service, Portrane by Scott Tallon Walker Architects in association with Medical Architecture

12. Workplace and Fit-Out

Winner: Bottleworks, Barrow Street
Architect: Henry J Lyons
Client: Jones Investments

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Bottleworks, Barrow Street by Henry J Lyons. Photo Aisling McCoy
Bottleworks, Barrow Street by Henry J Lyons. Photo Aisling McCoy

Winner: Le Cheile Education Centre
Architect: TAKA Architects
Client: Le Cheile Schools Trust

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Le Cheile Education Centre by TAKA Architects. Photo Alice Clancy
Le Cheile Education Centre by TAKA Architects. Photo Alice Clancy

Winner: Working From Home
Architect: Simply Architecture
Client: Private

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Working From Home by Simply Architecture. Photo Celeste Burdon
Working From Home by Simply Architecture. Photo Celeste Burdon

13. Public Choice Award

Winner: 10 - 12 Hanover Quay, Dublin Docklands
Architects: O'Mahony Pike Architects and Mola Architecture
Client: Kennedy Wilson Europe

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10 - 12 Hanover Quay, Dublin Docklands by O'Mahony Pike Architects and Mola Architecture. Photo Donal Murphy
10 - 12 Hanover Quay, Dublin Docklands by O'Mahony Pike Architects and Mola Architecture. Photo Donal Murphy

RIAI Awards 2022  - Commended and Highly Commended 
 



Adaptation and Re-use

Highly Commended:             Dublin St Patrick’s Cathedral
Architect:                                 benjamin+beauchamp Architects ltd
Client:                                     The Board of St Patricks Cathedral
 

Commended:                         10 - 12 Hanover Quay
Architects:                               O'Mahony Pike Architects and Mola Architecture
Client:                                      Kennedy Wilson Europe


Commended:                         Horgan’s Quay, Phase 1, Cork City
Architect:                                 O'Mahony Pike Architects
Client:                                      HQ Developments Ltd


Commended:                         Woodlock Library
Architect:                                 Mullarkey Pedersen Architects
Client:                                      Dublin City University
 



Learning Environments 

 

Highly Commended:             Central Quad, TU Dublin Grangegorman Campus
Architect:                                 Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Client:                                      Eriugena Consortium / TU Dublin
 

 

Highly Commended:             Printmaking Studio
Architect:                                 Scullion Architects in association with Plus Architecture
Client:                                      Grangegorman Development Agency



Living 

Highly Commended:             Ballyblake House
Architect:                                 Steve Larkin Architects
Client:                                      Private

 


Highly Commended:             Castlecomer Social Housing
Architect:                                 Mcgarry Ní Éanaigh Architects
Client:                                      Kilkenny County Council

 


Highly Commended:             Saltpans Cottage
Architect:                                 Pasparakis Friel
Client:                                      Private

 


Highly Commended:             Seoidin Courtyard House
Architect:                                 Darragh Breathnach (Dua)
Client:                                      Private

 


Highly Commended:             Sika Woods, Enniskerry
Architect:                                 Aughey O'Flaherty Architects
Client:                                      Winterbrook

 


Commended:                        Hiding in Plain Sight
Architect:                                Architectural Farm
Client:                                     Private




Research

Highly Commended:              Soil Lab North Lawndale
Architect:                                  Eibhlín Ní Chathasaigh, in Association with James Martin, Anne Dorthe Vester, Maria Bruun
Client:                                       Danish Arts Foundation




Sustainability 

Highly Commended:             Ramelton Castle Street Historic Towns Initiative project
Architect:                                 Dedalus Architecture
Client:                                      Donegal County Council, Ramelton Georgian Society & Private




Universal Design

Developed with and supported by the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD)

Highly Commended               House at Chapelizod
Architect:                                 Studio Red Architects
Client:                                      Private




Urban Design and Masterplanning

Highly Commended:             Killybegs Regeneration Strategy and Action Plan
Architect:                                 Pasparakis Friel
Client:                                      Killybegs Regeneration Group and Donegal County Council




Workplace and Fit-Out 

Commended:                         St. Clare’s Amenity Space
Architect:                                 Saul Design
Client:                                      Vardis Group

The Jury members for the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2022 are:

Sinead Hughes, Chair
Distinguished Guest Juror, Christine Sisk, Director Culture Ireland
Paul Kearney
Hanna Kickham
Laurence Lord
Graham O’Sullivan
Alexandra Pickerill
Fionnuala Rogerson
Nicola Ryan

There were also specialist juries for Universal Design, Urban Design and Master Planning, and Sustainability.

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