Percy Place project recognised for excellence in urban design

The Silver Medal for Housing, awarded by the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, chose 55 Percy Place as a best-in-class exemplar of high-density, mixed-use development on a challenging urban, brownfield site

Mixed residential, office and commercial scheme, 55 Percy Place in Dublin 4, was designed by architect Dave O’Shea and his team at ODOS about seven years ago. Last week it was awarded the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing, the RIAI’s highest accolade for housing design. Picture: Ste Murray

Time is money – the cost of money, materials and labour are all spiralling, yet in the midst of this frenetic need for more and faster development, it is crucial that what we create is something that will endure in the long term, buildings that embody the idea of legacy rather than ultimately plugging a very large and widening gap.

Keen to develop a culture of considered design, the Royal Institute of the Architects of ...