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Clerys Department Store. Arcthitects: Jennings Design Studio
Clerys Department Store. Arcthitects: Jennings Design Studio
Image: RIAI

Here are some of the best Irish designed buildings. What's your favourite?

A shortlist of 48 projects have been selected by a jury and now the public are being asked to vote for the one they like best.
Jun 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 26,023 37

THE IRISH ARCHITECTURE Awards have made a shortlist of some of the best buildings designed by Irish architects and now they are handing it over to you.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) have a public choice award and they are asking people to cast their vote about what their favourite building is.

A shortlist of 48 projects was selected by the jury with the winner due to be announced over the coming weeks.

The shortlist has buildings from Jaimaca to Ballymun, that range from a hospital, to a harbour to a library in South Dublin. 

Here are just some of the great buildings by Irish architects you can choose from:

LIBRARY Deansgrange Library. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Architects Department. Source: Donal Murphy

aire Airfield Evolution, Dundrum. Source: Gareth Byrne

CLERYS Clerys Department Store. Jennings Design Studio Source: RIAI

Granby Park Granby Park, Dublin. A2 Architects + Seán Harrington Architects. Source: Leon Giblin

01_Podium_Steps_-_Main_Photo_-_HQ_Building_-_DEBM Headquarters Building, Kingston, Jamaica. Architects: de Blacam and Meagher Architects

CONTEXT_KAL_WAVES_URBAN_AGENCY Kal Waves, Copenhagen Harbour. Andrew Griffin Architect in association with Urban Agency, JDS architects, Sloth Moller and Klar.

OLDER Southill Older Persons Accommodation, Limerick. ABK Architects Source: RIAI

MedievalMuseumWaterford---Cathedral-Square_View Waterford Medieval Museum - Waterford City Architects - Rupert Maddock, Bartosz Rojowski, Agnieszka Zipper-Rojowska Source: RIAI

SCHOOL Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny. McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects.

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