Irish Architecture 2015

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Irish Architecture 2015 is the publication of the 29th AAI Awards.

Copies are available for purchase from the AAI Online bookshop.

Ireland’s longest running awards programme, the AAI Awards, are the only internationally peer reviewed architecture awards in Ireland that publicly publish the critical discourse which takes place among the assessors adjudicating the awards. As a consequence the awards give the public an unprecedented insight into the critical conversations that shape the quality of our built environment and future heritage. Historically these awards have been the first to recognize the emerging talents that have gone on to become the established names of an increasingly sophisticated and internationally recognised culture of architecture in Ireland.

The intention of the AAI awards is to encourage higher standards of architecture throughout the country, to recognise projects of any scale and type that make a contribution to Irish architecture culture, and to inform the public of emerging directions in contemporary architecture.

Since 2000, a 5-person jury comprising of an architectural critic, a foreign architect, two Irish architects and a distinguished non-architect have judged the awards. The composition of the jury ensures a balance between an international perspective and an understanding of the particular context in which Irish architects work.


Critic: Oliver Wainwright
Distinguished Non-architect: Amelia Stein
Foreign Assessor: Kevin Carmody
Returning Downes Medal Winner & Irish Assessor: Alastair Hall
Irish Assessor: Sarah Cremin


Blackrock Quartet – McCullough Mulvin Architects
Housing , Ballymun – FKL Architects
Merrion Cricket Pavilion – TAKA Architects
Open House, Glasthule – John McLaughlin Architects
Waterloo Lane – TAKA Architects

Special Mentions

Alma Road – ODOS Architects
Derrinturn Camera Obscura – Garbhan Doran Architects
Court & Garden – GKMP Architects
Courtyard Extension – Eamon Peregrine Architect
Sensing Spaces – Grafton Architects


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