The firm is pleased to announce that Keith Williams Architects with the OPW, was shortlisted for the 2017 RIAI Triennial Gold Medal for their project the National Opera House, Wexford.
The RIAI Gold Medal is Ireland’s top accolade for architecture.
Since 1934, the RIAI has awarded the Gold Medal to a building, either in Ireland or internationally, for a design of exceptional merit by an RIAI architect. The project must be completed within a defined three-year period and the medal is awarded several years after completion so that the success of the building can be confirmed by the passage of time. The 2017 Gold Medal jury considered buildings constructed between 2007 – 2009, and was eventually won by Grafton Architects for the Universita Luigi Bocconi in Milan.
Keith Williams stated “For my firm to be shortlisted is a tremendous honour achieved by very few. It is a testament to our work in Ireland over the past 17 years since we began with our first project Athlone Civc Centre back in 2001, culminating in the National Opera House, Wexford.”
The full shortlist was :
A House, Dublin by FKL Architects
Alto Vetro Residential Tower, Dublin by Shay Cleary Architects
Cork Civic Offices by ABK Architects
CultÃºrlann UÃ ChanÃ¡in, DerryÂ by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Department of Finance, Dublin by Grafton Architects
Sean Oâ€™Casey Community Centre, Dublin by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
The National Opera House, Wexford by Keith Williams Architects with OPW
Universita Luigi Bocconi, Milan by Grafton Architects
Elm Park, Dublin by Bucholz McEvoy Architects