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Coláiste Ailigh shortlisted for design honours

Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny. INDP 1111 Col Ailigh TG3

Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny. INDP 1111 Col Ailigh TG3

The new Coláiste Ailigh building in Letterkenny has been shortlisted for the 25th Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland Irish Architecture Awards.

Forty-eight projects across the country have been shortlisted for this year’s awards.

Now in its seventh year, the popular Public Choice Award gives the public a chance to have their say by voting for their favourite shortlisted project, which then has the honour of being named Ireland’s favourite new building.

The public can vote online at www.riai.ie. Voting will close at noon on June 19th.

The new Coláiste Ailigh secondary school opened to students last November and was formally opened by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, at a ceremony last month. McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects are the architects behind the striking new building.

This year’s awards received close to 140 entries across 15 categories.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 24th in the Woodquay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin.

“It is exciting to see the new and diverse range of projects in this year’s shortlist,” Robin Mandal, RIAI president, said.

“These buildings illustrate that quality delivers the best value for money and this starts when you bring an architect on in the beginning of a project,” he said.

 

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