Architects nominated for top awards
TWO WEXFORD architecture projects are among the 34 projects on the shortlist for this year's Irish Architecture Awards which was recently announced by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).
The nominated projects are House at Bogwest, Ballycogley, Co. Wexford, which was designed by Steve Larkin Architects and Wexford County Council Headquarters at Carricklawn which was designed by Robin Lee Architecture in association with Arthur Gibney & Partners.
House at Bogwest is a new house on the site of a ruined farmyard enclave. Stone walls remained but were in poor condition and were refurbished and extended to make a new walled garden. The new house is placed within the walled garden and exploits external spaces and orientation and is still infitting with the tradition of farmhouses and middle sized houses in the area.
Wexford County Council Headquarters is visually magnificent and at the same time has delivered and exceeded all the aspirations of the client through a wide range of low energy strategies which actually work.
Now in its fifth year, the popular 'Public Choice Award' gives the public the opportunity to have their say by voting for their favourite shortlisted project which has the honour of being named Ireland's favourite new building. The RIAI invites the public to vote for their choice online at www.riai.ie, and on Facebook.
This year's awards received 120 entries across 16 categories.
The winners will be announced and presented with their awards on Thursday, 21st June 2012 in Woodquay Venue, Dublin.