1916 Centenary Chapel at Glasnevin Cemetry Winners Announced

1916 CENTENARY CHAPEL AT GLASNEVIN CEMETERY

Please see below announcement from the RIAI of the winners of the architectural design competition. Congratulations to those awarded and I look forward to attending the exhibition.
See my entry here
General comment by the Jury
The Competition attracted 129 entries of a remarkably high standard from all around the world. The promoters, Glasnevin Trust were extremely happy and grateful for such an enthusiastic response and are delighted with the quality of the premiated schemes selected following a rigorous assessment process.
The promoters have decided, in response to the international aspect, size and quality of the effort put in by all participants, to make four additional premiated awards to the second placed and three highly commended entries.
Glasnevin Trust are determined to reciprocate this level of commitment with the delivery of the chosen design for the 1916 commemorations which will take place at Easter 2016.
COMPETITION JURY:
1. Mr. Des MacMahon, Architect & Chairperson, Gilroy MacMahon, Architects
2. Mr. John Green, Chairman, Glasnevin Trust
3. Mr. George McCullough, CEO, Glasnevin Trust
4. Mr. John Watson, Glasnevin Trust
5. Mr. Paddy Fletcher, Architect, A&D Wejchert & Partners, Architects
RESULTS
1st Place
#_104_CODE _ET311– O’Daly Architects, Emer O’Daly, Geraldine Byrne O’Daly and Tony O’Daly MRIAI – Rathgar, Dublin 6 –
Citation
As between clear blue and cloud,
Between haystack and sunset sky,
Between oak tree and slated roof,
I had my existence. I was there.
Me in place and the place in me.
“A Herbal”  Seamus Heaney, Human Chain.
This Project imaginatively creates a unique sense of place which is simultaneously one of peaceful contemplation, commemoration and celebration. The design strongly reinforces the notion that all religions and all humanity have in common a love of and affinity with nature.
This has been achieved by the clever exploitation of sunlight, and daylight, rich and complex inside/outside relationships and a sensitive use of materials. The response to natural phenomena and landscape together create a fitting tribute to the citizens of Dublin who perished in the 1916 Easter Rising.
2nd Place
#80_CODE RB058 – David Jameson MRIAI and Paul Fox MRIAI – Phibsborough Dublin 7
Citation
The jury was particularly impressed by the creation of a sensitive series of spaces in this project which promotes an appropriate process of mourning together with one of the celebration of life.  It also wonderfully recognises the highly social aspect of Irish funerals.
The concept is supported by a sensitive choice of plants, materials, colours and forms.  The inside/outside spatial relationships are particularly successful. The design embodies a wonderful sequences of varied spatial experiences.
Highly Commended
#_14_CODE _TA444_Cian Deegan – MRIAI_ Dublin 2
#_45_CODE _CI916 – Ralph Bingham MRIAI – MOLA Architecture
#_60_ CODE_KC64 – Andrew Weston  RIBA – Weston Williamson + Partners, London
INVITATION
The RIAI and Glasnevin Trust invite you to the announcement of the results of the architectural competition for
1916 CENTENARY CHAPEL AT GLASNEVIN CEMETERY
by Jimmy Deenihan TD
on
Thursday, 30 January at 11.15 am
at
RIAI,  8 Merrion Square
Presentations will be made to the Winners and an Exhibition of all the Entries will be opened
The exhibition will be open until  Friday 14 February, at RIAI Exhibition Centre, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
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