St. Angela’s College Cork has been awarded the RIAI Award for the Best Educational Building 2016.
The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) announced the winners of the 2016 RIAI Architecture Awards at an awards ceremony in Royal Hospital Kilmainham on 24th June.
Good architecture can’t make good teachers, buildings can’t get young people through the Leaving Certificate or make a successful hockey team. But it can help to bring these things about when staff and students think of their learning environment as a place that elevates the heart, works well, and shows thought, imagination and dedication in its making. St. Angela’s is an extraordinary group of buildings, an informal settlement that is humane, delightful and well made, which grows out of its particular context and encapsulates elements of intrigue. Not only is it justifiable, there should be many more like it.
Second Vice President, RIAI