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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Department of Environment offices in running for architectural award

THE DECENTRALISED OFFICES of the Department of the Environment on Newtown Road have been shortlisted for a prestigious architectural award.

The building is one of 38 projects selected by the Royal Institute of Architects for the shortlist of this year's Irish Architecture Awards.

Designed by Scott Tallon Walker Arcitects and Populous, the project they said 'created a new sustainable headquarters with sliding forms alongside the Slaney Estuary and sloping hills'.

' The overall use of natural materials makes for a cool and pleasant green environment,' they said.

134 entries were received across 15 categories and other shortlisted projects include the Aviva Stadium, Kilmainham Congregational Church, the Skibbereen Credit Union and Zero Waste in Limerick City. The public are now being asked to visit the RIAI website on www.riai.ie to select their favourite building.

The building with the most votes betfore July 11 will win the Public Choice Award category.

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