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Wexford County Council HQ among 34 buildings on shortlist for architecture awards


BELL TOWERS, BRIDGES, university buildings and even some home extensions are among the structures which have made the shortlist for this year’s Irish Architecture Awards.

To be eligible to enter, the project must have been certified as “practically complete” during the calendar year of 2011. Given the length of time it takes to finish major architectural work, many of the buildings give us a Celtic Tiger flashback (see: Wexford County Council Headquarters).

There are a total of 34 projects shortlisted by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) for the fifth annual awards and the public can now vote online for their favourite building from the following:

Wexford County Council HQ among 34 buildings on shortlist for architecture awards
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  • Ard na Sidhe Hotel, County Kerry

  • Back Yard, Dublin 8

  • Bell Tower at Saint Patrick's Church, Ballina

  • Bricolage and Weathering, Dublin 8

  • Butterfly House, Leitrim

  • Central Park Bridge London 2012

  • Coolamber House, Dublin

  • Cottage Cubed, Wicklow

  • Dublin Dental Hospital

  • Elkwood, Dublin

  • Engineering Building, NUI Galway

  • Extension in Glasnevin

  • Fortfield, Dublin

  • Fota Enclosed Frameyard and Glasshouses Restoration

  • Garden Kitchen

  • House at Bogwest

  • House on Mount Anville

  • Lispopple

  • Lyric Theatre Belfast

  • Monaghan Courthouse

  • Old House/New House, Galway

  • Portobello, Dublin

  • Scoil Mhuire, Dublin 12

  • Sean Treacy House, Dublin 1

  • St Vincent's Private Hospital

  • Teach Bhaile Eamoinn, Carlow

  • The Lir Academy, Dublin 2

  • The Metals Project, Dun Laoighaire

  • The Shack, Howth

  • Tropical Biome, Leipzig

  • Wexford County Council Headquarters

  • Wexford County Council Meeting Room

  • Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8

This year’s awards received 120 entries across 16 categories, including best commercial/retail building, best conservation/restoration project, best cultural building, best International and best emerging practice. The winners will be announced and presented with their awards on Thursday, 21 June in the nominated Woodquay Venue.

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