RIAI Public Choice Award – Airfield Evolution, Dundrum

Every day this week we are highlighting the best residential nominees for this year's Irish Architect Awards in the RIAI People's Choice Awards. Today is not strictly residential, but a fantastic building and exhibit - Airfield, Dundrum.

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Airfield Evolution, Dundrum

Solearth Architecture

Not strictly a residential architectural wonder today, but a fantastic building and a great exhibit we thought was worth a mention. Airfield in Dundrum is a 38 acre working farm, garden and heritage experience in the heart of Dublin 14.

You wouldn’t know it as you wander around the monstrous Dundrum Town Centre that under a mile away is this lovely country house and gardens.

Airfield Evolution, Dundrum

Solearth Architecture were tasked with the redevelopment of the entrance and visitors centre as part of the park’s €11 million reopening in 2014 (more on this from the Irish Times).

The classy, light and welcoming new Visitor Centre and front entrance.
Even the working farm got an update – the luckiest animals in Dublin!
The new cafe and garden beds.
The stunning original house, opened by the Overend Family in 1974 for educational and recreational purposes.

Vote for your favourite Architecture Award

Vote for your favourite for this year’s RIAI Public Choice Award at the Irish Architecture Awards 2014 – go to www.architectureawards.ie to cast your vote or check out all the other residential nominees here…

Irish Architecture Awards 2014