RIAI Public Choice Award

RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby wearnicehats » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:05 pm

4 days to go on this but, is it just me, or can you vote as many times as you want?

http://www.irisharchitectureawards.ie/public-choice-2010
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:20 pm

seems to allow multiple voting ok
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby wearnicehats » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:25 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:seems to allow multiple voting ok


so this award will go to the company with the biggest facebook page / extended family and friends then so
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:37 pm

yeah
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby Mike Kavanagh » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:19 pm

Vote Early and Often!

Been canvassed by two parties already - one with a very peripheral role in a particular candidate project.
Flattered - but will not be guided - only bought!
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby wearnicehats » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:03 pm

I am available for hire at 1 stout per vote
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby wearnicehats » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:10 am

According to Morning Ireland this was won by the Criminal Courts with 20% of the vote
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby gunter » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:01 pm

wearnicehats wrote:Seems to allow multiple voting

so this award will go to the company with the biggest facebook page / extended family and friends then so


are you suggesting that the award for the biggest facebook page / extended family and friends . . . goes to Henry J Lyons and Associates?
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby wearnicehats » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:36 pm

gunter wrote:are you suggesting that the award for the biggest facebook page / extended family and friends . . . goes to Henry J Lyons and Associates?


apparently you couldn't vote as many times as you want. Mind you, with 55 buildings on the list, to get 1800 of the 9000 votes is pretty good. I'm not really surprised because, assuming some members of the public voted, they are more likely to vote for Dublin's most impressive (IMO) new public building rather than Boyd Cody's latest stick-on box
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby gunter » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:04 pm

I thought the Fatima redevelopment might have been in with a shout, but unfortunately I forgot to vote for it.


P.S. was the Boyd Cody project the one where the kitchen extension looked like a microwave oven?
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby wearnicehats » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:13 pm

gunter wrote:I thought the Fatima redevelopment might have been in with a shout, but unfortunately I forgot to vote for it.


P.S. was the Boyd Cody project the one where the kitchen extension looked like a microwave oven?


tut tut man - I think you'll find it's a "tube"

I think to even it out there should be a separate category for "best extension that looks like a microwave oven that someone may have passed while looking for a lost cat"

Oh wait - there already is - It's called the AAI awards
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby CologneMike » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:48 pm

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A very elegant Criminal Court House and in my opinion its design aptly reflects the justice system itself!

The Courts Service said the Criminal Courts of Justice has the potential to hear up to 200,000 cases per year.

In context that’s one million cases over a five year period similar to the population of our capital city.

With that type of system work load and its cylindrical constructional form, it invokes in me a fantasy of a hollow building containing one mega revolving door. :rolleyes:
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby gunter » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:32 pm

I like the muted colours and some of the composition at the back, but that off-set, cog-wheel, secondary glazing drives me mad, I just want it to start rotating and bore itself into the earth.

. . . it's probably not goin' to happen though is it?
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby Tuborg » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:21 pm

Speaking of kitchen appliances. It kinda looks like a giant food blender in this shot. :confused:

CologneMike wrote:Image
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby henno » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:34 pm

CologneMike wrote:A very elegant Criminal Court House and in my opinion its design aptly reflects the justice system itself!

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nice post
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby Cathal Dunne » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:09 pm

That's a great result for a great building. It is such a large and imperious building and is a fine addition to our cityscape. The secondary glazing actually adds to the building as it reflects the sky and therefore introduces a dynamic aspect to the design.
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby gunter » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:29 pm

''it reflects the sky''

. . . but if I wanted to see the sky, could I not just look at the sky?
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby missarchi » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:15 am

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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby wearnicehats » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:54 am

annnnyyyywaaaaaaaay:

full list of RIAI winners here:

http://www.irisharchitectureawards.ie/index.php/annual-awards/2010

gunter - your microwave seems to have won "best extension"
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby reddy » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:36 pm

gunter - your microwave seems to have won "best extension"


Thats hard to believe alright. There were some beautiful extension projects in the list.
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby TxT » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:20 pm

They need to get a decent carpet fitter into that microwave judging by picture 06 :eek:

Horrible.
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Re: RIAI Public Choice Award

Postby hutton » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:21 pm

CologneMike wrote: it invokes in me a fantasy of a hollow building containing one mega revolving door. :rolleyes:


Lol :D

An impressive, iconic, eye-catching building indeed.

But would it win planning awards?

I have heard various complaints from users of the building regarding the lack of adequate transport / parking and storage provision - though the same parties praised the look, finish, and actual proportions within.

However I can't find an EIA, even though its within the curtilage of Phoenix Park, a National Monument.

Moreover if one glances through the files, one finds a note from within DCC's architectural conservation section that expresses reservations that the scheme would disrupt the relationship between the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the Wellington Memorial.

Happily such truculent concerns didn't get in the way of the scheme progressing, and with the Department of Justice able to grant itself planning consent, all proceeded apace.

Also of trivia interest is the now bust Walsh Maguire Contractors of Drumcondra, coincidentally contributers to Bertie, got the gig.

Finally, has anyone got a figure of what the end cost actually was? I have heard €300 million, but this just can't be right...
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