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RIBA Awards 2015 Royal Gold Medal to O'Donnell + Tuomey

00:00 - 24 September, 2014
RIBA Awards 2015 Royal Gold Medal to O'Donnell + Tuomey, The LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, which has been shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize. Image © Alex Bland
The LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, which has been shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize. Image © Alex Bland

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has selected Irish architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey as recipients of the 2015 Royal Gold Medal, one of the world's most prestigious lifetime achievement awards for architecture. Approved personally by the Queen, the award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of architecture.

The RIBA praised the way O'Donnell + Tuomey came together in the early 1990s to combine "Sheila’s quiet, studied 'rationalism' alongside John’s fluent, rhetorical 'constructivism,'" commenting that "through their buildings, publications, exhibitions and teaching they have forged a confident new identity for Irish architecture."

An Gaelaras, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2011. Image © Dennis Gilbert Lyric Theatre, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2012. Image © Dennis Gilbert Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 1999. Image © Alice Clancy Lewis Glucksman Gallery, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2005. Image © Dennis Gilbert +6

Jeffry's House / Emily Mannion + Thomas O'Brien

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
Jeffry's House / Emily Mannion + Thomas O'Brien, Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien
Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ards Forest Park, Ireland
  • Collaborators

    Ivor Kilpatrick, thatcher
  • Area

    18.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien

Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien +24

Infrastructure, Data and Progress: Ireland's Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

00:00 - 3 August, 2014
Infrastructure, Data and Progress: Ireland's Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

The Irish pavilion's response to the theme of the 2014 Venice Biennale captures the tumultuous history of the Ireland's past hundred years through ten infrastructural projects which highlight the country's progress. Ireland's relationship to the theme of "Absorbing Modernity" was colored by their independence from the United Kingdom in the early 1920s, with modernism and infrastructure seen as the way to leave this past behind. The pavilion examines the outcomes of this approach, with Ireland treated as "a launch-pad and testing ground" for everything from concrete infrastructure to data centers. Read the curators' take on their pavilion after the break. 

Green Box Design Studio / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rathmullan, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Antoin MacGabhann, Tarla MacGabhann, Patrick McGinley, Claire Faulkner
  • Main Contractror

    Tony Ringland, Glenwood Systems
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

© Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh +17

Regional Cultural Centre / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
Regional Cultural Centre / MacGabhann Architects, © Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Antoin MacGabhann, Tarla MacGabhann, Nanni Grau, Niels Merschbrock
  • Area

    1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert +38

Plug-in Cottage / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 3 July, 2014
Plug-in Cottage / MacGabhann Architects, © Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Antoin MacGabhann, Tarla MacGabhann, Lauren Swinney, Patrick McGinley
  • Area

    87.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

© Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh +13

Drumnacraig – Extension / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 30 June, 2014
Drumnacraig – Extension / MacGabhann Architects, © Paul McGuicken
© Paul McGuicken
  • Architects

  • Location

    Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Antoin MacGabhann, Tarla MacGabhann, Bjoern Patzwald, Alison Ellis, Michael Doherty
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Paul McGuicken © Paul McGuicken © Paul McGuicken © Paul McGuicken +26

Carton LeVert / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
Carton LeVert / MacGabhann Architects, © Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Antoin MacGabhann, Tarla MacGabhann, Orla McKeever
  • Area

    125.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2002
  • Photographs

© Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh +15

National University Of Ireland, Galway | Science Research Building / Payette

01:00 - 28 April, 2014
National University Of Ireland, Galway | Science Research Building / Payette, © Warren Jagger
© Warren Jagger
  • Architects

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland
  • Area

    86112.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger +15

National University Of Ireland, Galway / Payette

01:00 - 25 April, 2014
National University Of Ireland, Galway / Payette, © Warren Jagger
© Warren Jagger
  • Architects

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland
  • Area

    65000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger +10

Airbnb’s European Operations Hub in Dublin / Heneghan Peng Architects

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
Airbnb’s European Operations Hub in Dublin / Heneghan Peng Architects, © Ed Reeve
© Ed Reeve
  • Architects

  • Location

    4 South Lotts Road, Dublin, Ireland
  • Project Principal

    Shih-Fu Peng, Roisin Heneghan
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ed Reeve © Ed Reeve © Ed Reeve © Ed Reeve +30

Extension and renovation in Portobello / Donal Colfer Architects

01:00 - 22 March, 2014
Extension and renovation in Portobello / Donal Colfer Architects, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy
  • Architects

  • Location

    Portobello, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Architect in Charge

    Donal Colfer, Kevin Kelly
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy +14

Medieval Museum in Waterford / Waterford City Council Architects

01:00 - 20 March, 2014
Medieval Museum in Waterford / Waterford City Council Architects, © Philip Lauterbach
© Philip Lauterbach
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cathedral Square, Waterford, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Waterford City Council Architects - Rupert Maddock, Bartosz Rojowski, Agnieszka Rojowska. Currently Bartosz & Agnieszka form ROJO-Studio
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Philip Lauterbach © Philip Lauterbach © Philip Lauterbach © Philip Lauterbach +13

Social Housing in Shangan Avenue / FKL architects

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
Social Housing in Shangan Avenue  / FKL architects, Courtesy of FKL architects
Courtesy of FKL architects

Courtesy of FKL architects Courtesy of FKL architects Courtesy of FKL architects Courtesy of FKL architects +26

Grimshaw Selected to Redevelop Ireland’s Most Prestigious Racecourse

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Grimshaw Selected to Redevelop Ireland’s Most Prestigious Racecourse, Courtesy of Grimshaw
Courtesy of Grimshaw

The Irish Turf Club has selected Grimshaw, alongside collaborators Newenham Mulligan & Associates (NMA), amongst 100 other leading practices to envision a concept design for the modernization of Ireland’s most prestigious thoroughbred race course. 

Embedded within County Kildare’s open plains, the historic Curragh Racecourse is need of a masterplan that preserves the site, upgrades facilities and respects the surrounding landscape. Grimshaw’s winning proposal promises to satisfy these requests, in addition to constructing a new grandstand that retains the “intimate and distinctive character” of the existing grounds. 

Silchester Park / GKMP Architects

01:00 - 25 August, 2013
Silchester Park / GKMP Architects, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy
  • Architects

  • Location

    Silchester Park, Dublin, Ireland
  • Contractor

    Sheerin Construction
  • Engineer

    Downes Associates
  • Lighting Consultant

    Wink Lighting
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy +14

Hedge House / GKMP Architects

01:00 - 22 August, 2013
Hedge House / GKMP Architects, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy
  • Architects

  • Location

    Leeson Walk, Ranelagh
  • Contractor

    RandU Limited
  • Engineer

    David Maher & Associates
  • Lighting Consultant

    Wink Lighting
  • Area

    253.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy +13

UCD Student Centre / FKP Architects

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
UCD Student Centre / FKP Architects, © Donal Murphy
© Donal Murphy

© Donal Murphy © Donal Murphy © Donal Murphy © Donal Murphy +28