Rochestown House, Phase 2 wins Best Sustainable Project in the RIAI Awards 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017
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The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) announced the 2017 Irish Architecture Awards on 23rd  June at the Mansion House in Dublin. The awards celebrate the quality of work carried out by RIAI members in 2016 and highlight the contribution that architects make to society for everyone’s benefit.  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Architects Department won the award for Best Sustainable Project for Rochestown House, Phase 2, Sallynoggin. 

The project was the conversion and remodelling of an existing 2 storey building, mainly in bedsits to provide for 34 one bed-units suitable for the elderly. It also provides a range of communal facilities including areas for socialising. The project is a demonstration project for a European Energy Initiative and the second phase of a redevelopment project that when complete will provide 60 attractive dwellings built to the highest energy standards.

Speaking at the event, Carole Pollard, President, RIAI, said: “The wide variety of projects included in this year’s shortlist demonstrates the diversity of great work being carried out by Irish architects, both at home and abroad.  Their expertise in designing and delivering high quality infrastructure bolsters Ireland’s reputation as a great place to live and do business.

An Cathoirleach Cllr Tom Murphy said  

I was delighted by the news of the award and the formal acknowledgement of a project ‘which provides accommodation of the highest quality for the Senior Citizens of our County’