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CIT Scoops Top Awards at the Institute of Designers in Ireland Annual Award Ceremony

CIT Scoops Top Awards at the Institute of Designers in Ireland Annual Award Ceremony

Published on: Thursday, 14 November 2013

Press Release

CIT the place to be for Design Education

Winners of Three Categories

• Grand Prix Prize (Architecture Factory)
• Sustainable Reuse (Architecture Factory)
• Best Educational Award (Vertical Project Department of Architecture)

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On the 14th November 2013, the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) held its annual awards celebrating the best in design on the island of Ireland. The awards cover all design disciplines and the night in Vicar Street, Dublin was attended by the who's who of the design world.

Cork and CIT’s newest educational space, the Architecture Factory  came, quite unexpectedly, from behind projects by the EU and Google to win the top award categories in Education, Commercial Interiors and Sustainable Reuse. But the biggest shock was still to come... of the 21 categories of design from fashion to web design....CIT’s Architecture Factory was crowned with the Grand Prix for best Contribution to Design in Ireland in 2013.

The IDI noted that the design ticked all the boxes, being a genuinely unique approach, innovative, far reaching and achieved within a modest budget, reiterating that good design means good business.

For CIT’s Department of Architecture who occupy the Architecture Factory, it represents a Design Double after CIT Graduates Ashlynn Walsh and Aleksandra Stanczyk won two awards in the Graduate Design awards last week, making CIT the place to be for Design Education.

Category:
> DESIGN EDUCATION

WINNER: Cork Institute of Technology for “The Veritical Project”: Marc O'Riain, Deborah Ni Riain, James Pittam, Cian O’Driscoll, Katherine Keane, Deirdre Ryan, Martin Boylan, Kevin Busby, Anne Rogers, Jim Cahill, Dr Jim Harrison, Declan Fallon, Barry Healy, Dr Garrett O’Sullivan, Sarah Mulrooney, James O’Callaghan, Jason O’Shaughnessy.

Categories:
> COMMERCIAL INTERIORS - OFFICE
> SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

 

WINNER: Architecture Factory: Designer: Marc O’Riain (CIT Interior Architect) with Neil Tobin & Kieran Condon RKD Architects - Supported by ARUP: Bertie O’Connell, Paul McGrath and Pat Hegarty, Punch Consulting: Mark McKenna, RPS: Mark O'Loughlin F22 Photography: Janice O’Connell.

Award winning husband and wife, Marc Ó Riain and Deborah Ní Riain, picked up the awards on behalf of CIT and the design team. Genuinely shocked in his acceptance speech, Marc noted the unbelievably high competition and quality in design in a time of supposed recession. They also thanked the contribution of all the design parties, including RKD Architects and ARUP as well as the vision of CIT to press for a visionary pedagogical approach to learning. Marc quipped that he was delighted to be taking something away from Dublin for Cork!

 


 

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