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RIAI Gold Medal 2004 – 2006 for Poustinia wins Highest Accolade in Architecture


Poustinia, a series of retreat dwellings based on the grounds of Glencomeragh House in the village of Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary has been awarded, The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s (RIAI) Triennial Gold Medal for 2004-2006. President Michael D. Higgins presented the RIAI Gold Medal to winning architects Tom Maher and Kevin Bates at an event held in the RIAI offices, 8 Merrion Square, Friday afternoon.

The RIAI Gold Medal is the highest accolade that a building can be awarded in Ireland for the design of a building of exceptional merit completed within a three-year-old period. Áras Chill Dara (Kildare County Council Head Office) by heneghan peng architects in association with Arthur Gibney & Partners, the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork by O’Donnell + Tuomey and SAP Global Operations Centre by Bucholz McEvoy were among the shortlisted buildings nominated for the Gold Medal.

RIAI Gold Medal is NOT an IAF event and is delivered by RIAI for more information please visit this website.