It is not the first time that the quality of Roscommon County Council Headquarters has been recognised for its architecture and construction.
Its latest double win at the Fit Out Awards, held last week at Double Tree by the Hilton Hotel, Dublin was for the high standard of its fit out with it winning ‘Best Public Sector Fit Out’ and ‘Best Sustainable Fit Out’.
This sees the elegant and contemporary concrete structure collecting a total of eight awards to date to include prestigious RIAI Irish Architecture Awards and Irish Design and Build Awards.
‘The People’s Building’, as it is commonly referred to, has also been considered successful at first stage assessment of The Civic Trust’s Regional Finalists out of 247 applications. The project will be put forward to national panel for second tier consideration. The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment. Regional finalists will now be reviewed by the Civic Trust Awards and AABC national panels who will consider them for a national/international award or commendation.
Roscommon County Council and their project team which included ABK Architects, Stewart Construction and PM Group all recognise the importance of delivering a civic building of this high standard in regional towns.
‘The People’s Building’ has greatly enhanced the civic character of the town, incorporating and complimenting the existing protected structures and landmark buildings such as the courthouse. The project achieved a BREEAM Excellent Standard, which is one of the highest internationally recognised environmental ratings a building can achieve.