Irish Architecture Duo win Royal Gold Medal

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Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey – Image Credit: The Guardian

Irish duo Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey have been awarded the 2014 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for architecture by the British institution.

The pair, made famous by Belfast’s Lyric Theatre amongst a dozen other defining constructions, are amongst the youngest architects to win the award, despite both being in their 60s.

They join an illustrious list that includes titans of recent architectural history: Frank Lloyd Wright and George Gilbert Scott, Norman Foster and Frank Gehry


 

“Poets of concrete and magicians of brick”

Dubbed “Poets of concrete and magicians of brick” by The Guardian, Sheila and John founded their practice in Dublin in 1988 and have spent the last 30 years producing inspiring public buildings. Here are some of their most acclaimed works:

An Gaeláras Irish Language Arts and Cultural Centre – Image: Domusweb.it
Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork – Image: Domusweb.it

London School of Economics Saw Swee Hock Students’ Centre – Image: Domusweb.it
Lyric Theatre, Dublin – Image: Domusweb.it
Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School, Dublin – Image: Domusweb.it

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