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The Engineering Building National University Ireland (NUI) Galway, designed by Taylor Architects/RMJM, has been voted Ireland’s favourite new building. Engineering Building NUI Galway was the Public Choice in this year’s RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2012, which are announced on 21st June at the RIAI annual awards ceremony.
The Public Choice Award is set up to raise awareness of architecture in Ireland. Since the shortlist of 34 projects was announced two weeks ago, the RIAI has received over 12,500 votes, 42.76 % of which went to the Engineering Building NUI Galway. Other projects which came close to clinching the prestigious award were The Lir Academy by Smith + Kennedy Architects and House on Mount Anville by Aughey O’Flaherty Architects.