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Grangegorman wins Irish Building & Design Award 2016

Posted: 29 April, 2016

The Grangegorman campus has won another very prestigious award for design – this time for the sensitive renovation and retrofitting of the historic buildings on the campus.

The buildings are now home to students of Creative Arts, Social Science and Photography, as well as to DIT Campus Planning, Student Services, Research, the Office of the President, the DIT Foundation and the GDA.

The Grangegorman Adaptive Reuse project won the award for “Retrofitting Project of the Year” at the Irish Building and Design Awards 2016. The project, which coincided with the Site Infrastructure and Public Realm project on site, adapted six protected structures from their former hospital use into new educational facilities for DIT.  

A judging panel, comprising eminent professionals in their respective fields, reviewed what turned out to be the largest number of applications received for the awards since it started six years ago.

The 2016 Irish Building and Design Awards were presented at a formal ceremony attended by more than 500 people from the worlds of Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Design.  Mr. Michael Hand, CEO of the Grangegorman Development Agency accepted the Award on behalf of the GDA, accompanied by colleagues including James Rooney, Paul Kelly, and Una Sugrue, Conservation Architect.