‌NUI Galway New Engineering Building

NUI Galway's Engineering Building , designed by Taylor Architects/RMJM, has been voted Ireland’s favourite new building: it was the Public Choice in this year’s RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2012, which are announced later today at the RIAI annual awards ceremony.

The Public Choice Award is set up to raise awareness of architecture in Ireland. Since the shortlist of 34 projects was announced two weeks ago, the RIAI has received over 12,500 votes, over 40 % of which went to the NUI Galway Engineering Building.

For more information on the IAI Irish Architecture Awards visit http://www.riai.ie/news/article/shortlist_23rd_riai_irish_architecture_awards_2012/

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, officially opened NUI Galway’s new Engineering Building, the largest of its kind in Ireland.

The world-class teaching and research facility ushers in a new era for Engineering at the University, which has an excellent reputation in Engineering education. The building has been designed to be a teaching tool in itself, with exposed construction techniques and an array of ecological building methods

From September, the four-storey architectural gem and its 400 rooms will accommodate some 1,100 students and 110 staff. The 14,250 sqm building will support an emerging generation of engineers, engaged in a new wave of technologies, embracing innovation and entrepreneurship.