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32nd Award Winners
 
Infrastructural Category and Overall Winner
 
The River Erne Bridge
 
The River Erne Bridge, with a total length of 140m including a 70m main span, is located at the northern end of the N3 Butlersbridge to Belturbet scheme and represents an aesthetically pleasing structure, which remains sympathetic to the scenic landscape along the River Erne. The structure is comprises a slender concrete deck with a double curved soffit, which minimises obstructions to views along the river, and four reinforced concrete pylons which provide support by means of saddles to the extradosed cables.

This is an exceptional bridge design, beautifully executed with cutting edge engineering design concepts. Extending 140m,

including a 70m main span, the approach has produced a structure which adheres to the principals of geometric design, while minimising the impact on this environmentally sensitive river landscape. With its slender concrete deck and double curved concrete soffit, the bridge effortlessly spans the main body of the river. The quality of detailing throughout and the finish on the double curved concrete soffit in particular is hugely impressive.
 
Project Details
Project Client Cavan County Council / NRA
Project Engineer Roughan & O'Donovan / Ferrovial Agroman, Madrid and RPS Consulting Engineers
Project Contractor Ferrovial Agroman, Ireland
Major Suppliers Quinn Building Products / Tecpresa

 
Building Category Winner
 
Ballyroan Library
 
There is a wonderful civic quality about this library. The various components of the brief, particularly the reception area the gallery, reading spaces, and computer room have been integrated successfully to create a pleasant sequence of public spaces. The use of concrete has made a very significant contribution to the building both externally in the approach to the library and in the quality of the internal spaces.
 
Project Details
Project Client South Dublin County Council
Project Architect Box Architecture
Project Engineer Lohan & Donnelly
Project Contractor MDY Construction
Major Suppliers Concast

 
Sustainability commendation
 
Tipperary Civic Campus
 
The Tipperary Civic Campus demonstrates the commitment to environmental protection, energy conservation and sustainability in every aspect of the design. The extensive use of exposed concrete contributes to the overall quality and forms a high thermal mass for the building.
 
Project Details
Project Client Office of Public Works
Project Architect Coady Partnership Architects
Project Engineer TOBIN Consulting Engineers
Project Contractor Stewart
Major Suppliers Gleeson Concrete / Flood Precast

 
Elemental Category winner
 
Dublin City University Lettering
 
Concrete is used in a sculptural manner involving three concrete letters sitting on a reconstituted stone plinth. The quality of design and finish were of a very high standard, including the etched finish on the reconstituted stone. The overall composition will make a fine addition to the University Campus, providing a welcoming and instantly recognisable form at the main entrance.
 
Project Details
Project Client Dublin City University
Project Architect ZAP Architecture / Colins Maher Martin Architect
Project Engineer Hanley Pepper Consulting Engineers
Project Contractor Mc Keon Group
Major Suppliers Techrete

 
Sculpture Award Winner
 
Mel French
 
This is an award for the design and construction of a sculptural project that uses concrete as the main visual element. The winner is Mel French for The Sacred Bulls.
 

 
Winner International Award: Joint winners
 
Athletes Village
 
The Athletes Village is a story of the production of a very large number of precast concrete panels to demanding technical standards in a very short time frame in two different countries. The project has demonstrated the ability of an Irish company to deliver a complex project on time and within budget outside Ireland.
 
Project Details
Project Client Olympic Development Authority
Winning Irish Compnay Techrete
 
London School of Economics Student Centre
 
A strikingly interesting building in central London. Its angular form and red brick facade emphasised by the verticality of the surrounding buildings and their curtain wall or stone style. While outwardly clad in brickwork the structure below is a complex concrete frame which was required to accommodate the varieties of shape and form at each floor and the passage of services through the building. The project represents delivery of Irish skills outside Ireland and excellent use of the properties of concrete
 
Project Details
Project Client London School of Ecomnomics
Winning Irish Compnay O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects
 
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