RIAI Annual Awards Universal Design / Building for All Category
Since 2013, the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority(NDA), has supported the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Universal Design category as part of their annual awards. The aim of the award is to promote excellence in Universal Design among the architectural profession in Ireland. As part of its support for the award, CEUD invites a national or international architect to chair the jury for the award and to present a lecture related to Universal Design to RIAI members.
RIAI Universal Design Award 2023 Winner
Beyond the Trees: Avondale House and Forest Park by van Dijk Architects and Stöger + Kölbl Architekten.
Beyond the Trees: Avondale House and Forest Park, winner in the Universal Design category, RIAI Architecture Awards 2022
Presentation of the RIAI Universal Design category, RIAI Architecture Award 2023
Pictured from l to r: Declan Price, Jan van Dijk, van Dijk Architects, Charlotte Sheridan RIAI President, Aideen Hartney, Director NDA, Cathal Fearon, Andrew Kane, van Dijk Architects
The jury citation for the award states:
It is evident that Universal Design was integrated into Beyond the Trees at Avondale House and Forest Park, from the outset of the project. The result is an inclusive, thoughtfully considered and well-detailed scheme, which has been responsive to user consultation. Beyond the Trees provides a wonderful experience for people with a wide range of ages and abilities to have access to nature in a unique way.
Dominick Hall by Cotter & Naessens Architects and Denis Byrne Architects was commended in the Universal Design category.
Dominick Hall, Commended in the Universal Design category, RIAI Architecture Awards 2023