Last week the RIAI announced 23 Award Winners across 14 categories, including Adaption & Re-Use, Culture or Public Building and International. The awards draw a large number of applicants every year and ICS were delighted to see 2 of its clients not only receiving the honour of being shortlisted but also scooping an award on the night.
Killyon Church, designed by PG Architects (Patrick Gilsenan) won the Adaptation and reuse category for the conservation of Killyon Church . The church was built in the 1950s to accommodate growing numbers attending Mass. The design was very contemporary for its time. Now 60 years later, the building was over-sized, dated. The brief was to adapt the building to make it more intimate, warmer and enhance the space for modern day use. Externally, the building generally looks the same as before. Internally, the church has changed dramatically. ICS were honoured to have been commissioned to design and craft the curved seating which reflected the newly designed curved sanctuary as well as some bespoke furniture and architectural joinery work.
City Assembly House, which is home to the Irish Georgian Society in Dublin, also scooped an award for conservation of this beautiful and historic building. Under the watchful eye of Consarc Design Architects, the building has been restored beautifully. ICS were honoured when they choose our ICON 40 chair design for use in their meeting rooms and gallery spaces.
For further details on all the awards visit www.riai.ie