Gardens International was officially opened in March 2019 but by June it had already claimed major national recognition as it won the top prize. Gardens International Nominated
Gardens International Nominated for three major building Awards nominations in one week
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Recognition of Limerick Twenty Thirty delivery of a world-class commercial building with Gardens International continues with the shortlisting of Gardens International for three major awards. Gardens International Nominated
Following Gardens International recent success in winning the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) annual awards ‘New Build Workplace’ category, this stunning Henry Street building has been shortlisted for ‘Design Project of the Year’ at the prestigious KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellent Awards 2019, which are regarded as the nation’s top property sector awards.
Gardens International has also been shortlisted as one of only two Irish finalists in the Civic Trust Awards, which celebrate excellence in environmental and sustainable design in projects across Ireland and the UK that offer a positive cultural, social, economic or environmental benefit to their local communities.
And in a stellar week for Gardens International, the building that brilliantly blends old and new architectural styles was also shortlisted in two categories in the Irish Building & Design Awards 2019, including ‘Architectural Project of the Year’ and the ‘Commercial / Office Building Project of the Year’.
Gardens International was officially opened in March 2019 but by June it had already claimed major national recognition as it won the top prize in the New Build Workplace category in the prestigious Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland annual awards.
The state-of-the-art commercial office development, which was the first major build in the Limerick Twenty Thirty programme, was designed by Carr Cotter Naessens and Denis Byrne Architects.
100,000 sq. ft Gardens International opened its doors in March after an 18-month build. It blends the 19th century Roches Hanging Gardens, which included roof-top gardens of exotic fruits; the Mercantile Building; the former General Post Office developed there a century later and a gleaming new build to the rear.
The project has also been developed to LEED Gold standards – the top international benchmark for sustainability.
Limerick Twenty Thirty CEO David Conway said. “Getting nominations for three major awards in the space of just one week says a lot about the quality of the architectural design and delivery at Gardens International. When we took over the building it was in a pretty bad state; the historic elements of it crumbling and the new aspect to the rear only half-built and a dreadful eyesore. The result today is a credit to everyone who worked on the building.
“It is a special place and it’s no wonder space here has been almost entirely snapped up by a leading international player in its field, Nordic Aviation Capital, the largest regional aircraft lessor in the world.”
Limerick Twenty Thirty is a special purpose vehicle created by Limerick City and County Council to transform disused, strategic sites in the city and county into economic engine rooms of growth.
The biggest Irish commercial property development programme undertaken under the auspices of a local authority, its portfolio includes the Opera Site, a 45,170sq m mixed-use scheme currently with a planning application before An Bord Pleanála; the 10-acre Cleeves Riverside Campus that is currently being master-planned; and the Mungret Park housing development.
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