The RIAI has announced 10 - 12 Hanover Quay, Dublin Docklands as the winner of the Public Choice category at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2022.
Designed by O' Mahony Pike Architects with Mola Architects, 10 - 12 Hanover Quay, Dublin Docklands faced considerable competition from a shortlist of over 30 projects. This year’s shortlisted entrants were located the length and breadth of the country in Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Wicklow, Kilkenny, Meath and Westmeath, as well as internationally in London and Liverpool, UK, and Chicago, USA.
All of the projects on the shortlist were designed by Registered Architects and completed in 2021.
Winning first place the Hanover Quay project is an excellent example of how historic fabric can be retained and re-used in an imaginative and sensitive way which forms a contemporary project, retains historical essence and contribute to the sense of place and the industrial aesthetic of the Docklands.
The result offers an alternative, distinctive type of office space in a central, docklands location. 10-12 Hanover Quay has a variety of spaces including a roof terrace, large open plan areas within the warehouse, and more compact floor plates within the new glass box. The building offers fantastic waterfront views with a choice of entrances.
Charlotte Sheridan, RIAI President said: “We are thrilled to announce that 10 - 12 Hanover Quay, Dublin Docklands has been chosen as Ireland’s favourite building. The shortlist for this year’s Public Choice Award contained buildings and spaces at the highest level showcasing the incredible architecture designs associated with Irish architects. Our architects are amongst the best in the world and this year’s competition demonstrates the value that our home-grown architects are adding to all aspects of the built environment. Their work goes a long way to supporting not just design but Ireland’s economic, cultural and social structure.”
For more information on the runner sup and images of the buildings, visit www.riai.ie