Council projects win at architecture awards

Eight of the 12 national winning projects in the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards last week were in Dublin, including three local authority constructions.

Fingal County Council projects won two awards. Fingal’s social and affordable housing scheme Domville Woods, north of Ballymun, by DTA Architects won the best housing more than one unit category. Meanwhile, Rush Library by McCullough Mulvin Architects won the best restoration / conservation category.

Dublin City Council’s Father Collins Park in Donaghmede won best public space. Architects on the park were MCO Projects / ArArq Ireland.
Elsewhere in Dublin, the Criminal Courts of Justice at Parkgate Street by Henry J Lyons Architects won the people choice award. Dublin buildings also won the best health building, best house, best house extension, and best commercial building.
Fingal County Council said anybody interested in its social and affordable housing scheme, Domville Woods, should contact the council’s affordable housing department at 01 8905995 or email

A full list of winners along with details and image sideshows can be f0und at

IMAGE: Photo of Domville Woods by Fingal County Council.

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