DkIT refurbishment short-listed for architecture awards

THE refurbishment of the former PJ Carrolls factory to incorporate the DkIT School of Infomatics and Creative Arts is one of two Louth projects shorlisted for a major architectural award.

THE refurbishment of the former PJ Carrolls factory to incorporate the DkIT School of Infomatics and Creative Arts is one of two Louth projects shorlisted for a major architectural award.

The two architecture projects from Louth are among the 38 projects on the shortlist for this year’s Irish Architecture Awards, which was recently announced by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

The two Louth architecture projects are as follows: Refurbishment of PJ Carrolls: School of Informatics and Creative Arts DKIT, Dundalk. Co Louth.

This factory was designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects & Populous. The protected industrial factory used for the production of cigarettes has been transformed into a vibrant and modern third level educational facility.

The architectural fine lines and attention to detail has achieved an ambience of warmth and care without compromising architectural integrity.

The other project is Seaside House, Port Oriel, Co. Louth

This seaside house was designed by A2 Architects. The house boasts breathtaking views of land, sea and sky with both sunlight and moonlight providing natural light day and night.

134 entries were received across 15 categories including emerging practice, public building, health and leisure.

The Aviva Stadium, Kilmainham Congregational Church, the Skibbereen Credit Union and Zero Waste in Limerick City and eleven residential properties are also among the shortlisted projects.

The winners will be announced and presented with their awards on the evening of Monday, 11th July 2011 in Wood Quay, Christ Church, Dublin 8.