EUmies Nominations 2024 and RIAI EUmies Exhibition in Dublin
Congratulations to Irish project Annesley Gardens (Gairdíní Annesley), Dublin from Metropolitan Workshop which has been shortlisted for EUmies Awards 2024. This is the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture also known as the Mies van der Rohe Award.
In total, forty architectural works have been shortlisted for the 2024 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture and Mies van der Rohe Award. The EUmies Awards aims to promote the significance and complexity of architecture in terms of technological, constructional, social, economic, cultural, and aesthetic achievements.
Annesley Gardens (Gairdíní Annesley), Dublin, a project by Metropolitan Workshop, has been shortlisted for the 2024 EUmies Award. Annesley Gardens transformed a back-land site into a residential street of 20 homes.
'Located in an architectural conservation area the contemporary architecture successfully integrates into the sensitive context not only in terms of its scale but also in its expression and brickwork detailing influenced by the surrounding Victorian architecture. Annesley Gardens is situated on a back-land site overlooked on all sides by Victorian Houses. The site is very well served with a tram stop, shops and cafes all located nearby. Vehicular access to the site is via an existing laneway and each house has rear pedestrian access via a laneway along the perimeter.' Fundacio Mies Van der Rohe, 2024Annesley Gardens, EUmies Award Nominee 2024.
RIAI presents the EUmies Award Exhibition in Dublin
The RIAI presents the EUmies Award – an exhibition of Europe’s Best Architecture – at the Printworks, Dublin Castle from 16th January to14th February, 2024. The exhibition features models, texts, videos, sketches and drawings of the 40 shortlisted works and a summary of all 532 nominees.
In 2022, the EU Mies Award was awarded for the first time to an Irish practice, Grafton Architects, for Town House Kingston. This edition of the EU Mies Award also includes 15 Irish projects amongst the nominees and it will showcase the 13 Irish projects nominated for the 2024 award.
The exhibition also aligns with the National Policy on Architecture, Places for People, and the objectives and values of the New European Bauhaus, a creative and interdisciplinary initiative that connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences. The RIAI will work to maximise public engagement with the Exhibition and to promote a discourse around quality architecture and the benefit it brings to communities.