Limerick school in running for architecture award

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The JFK Memorial School, Ennis Road, Limerick designed by Healy Partners Architects that has been shortlisted in this year’s Irish Architecture Awards.
The JFK Memorial School, Ennis Road, Limerick designed by Healy Partners Architects that has been shortlisted in this year’s Irish Architecture Awards.

THE JFK Memorial School on Limerick’s Ennis Road, designed by Healy Partners Architects, has been shortlisted for this year’s Irish Architecture Awards.

Now in its sixth year, the popular public choice award gives the general public an opportunity to have their say by voting for their favourite shortlisted project. Limerick people can vote for their favourite building online at www.riai.ie

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The school is located on the grounds of the Holy Rosary Church designed by Liam Mc Cormick and consecrated in 1951. The main entrance to the school and its cedar-clad library wing overlook a civic space with the classrooms arranged around a private courtyard over two levels. The sloping site levels have been used effectively to accommodate the school’s General Purpose area.

This year’s awards received 100 entries across 13 categories, including best commercial, best educational and best health building, best house, best house extension and best housing project, best public building, best international project, best sustainable project and best universal design. There are also awards for best research and for the best emerging practice.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on July 4 at Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices.