Irish Architecture 2016
Irish Architecture 2016 is the publication of the 31st 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: Ellis Woodman
Inchicore Model School, Inchicore, Dublin 10 – Donaghy + Dimond Architects
Arena for Learning, UTEC, Lima, Peru – Grafton Architects
‘Floating Plane, Hidden Garden’, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 – McCullough Mulvin Architects
Maurice Craig Student Awards
Commendations were awarded to the following two entries:
A limited number of great value bundles of this edition with previous editions are also available from the AAI Online bookshop.