Architecture Republic with offices in Dublin (Ireland)and Lyon (France) operates in the fields of architecture, urbanism and landscape design. We engage with engineers, artists, researchers, policy-makers, and other professionals through research, analysis and cross disciplinary collaboration.
We find the seeds of our inspiration in the rich and complex realm of ordinary everyday life. We believe in the social engagement and spatial power of architecture more than its visual or plastic expression. We believe in architecture that creates public spaces and democratic cities. An architecture that revitalizes redefines and strengthens existing buildings and neighbourhoods. We believe in an architectural approach which is pragmatic, sensitive, inventive and innovative in term of space, use, material and technology.
In the past few years, Architecture Republic received numerous awards for excellence in architectural design including AAI special mention Awards 2011 for Forwork, in 2010 for The Plastic House and The y=3 Houses housing development and AAI special mention Award 2008 for The Slim House. Architecture republic (in association with SPArq) won 1st prize in the international competition for the design of 5,000,000 sq. ft. Parque de la Cabecera in Rosario, Argentina and was short-listed in the Centre Pier Galway Harbour international competition. Architecture Republic also received a nomination for the prestigious Mies Van Der Rohe Awards in 2011.
2011 - Awarded as one of the top '40 under 40' architects in Europe by the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies
2011 - Nominated as one of the 20 world's best emerging architects in 2011 by Wallpaper* Magazine
2011 - Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award | European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture
2010 - Special Mention AAI Awards for The Plastic House
2010 - Special Mention AAI Awards for Y = 3 Houses
2010 - Short-listed in the international competition of Centre Pier Galway Harbour competition, Ireland
2008 - Special mention AAI Awards, The Slim House
2007 - 1st prize in a competition for the design of 5,000,000 ft2 Parque de la Cabecera in Rosario, Argentina
Team members since 2005: Maxim Laroussi, Gavin Wheatley, Will Alison, Jean Baptiste Astruc, Paul Beauce, Javier Buron, Mark Carter, Niall Carroll, Catriona Cantwell, Sean Collins, Alan Connolly, Caroline Cruikshank, David Duff, Joe Flood, Natasha Gavrilovic, Rob Gleeson, Nicholas Goward, Alan Hilliard, Lisa Hyland, Ronan Kenny, Derek Naughton, Niall O'Sullivan, Fernanda Parente, Laoise, Quinn, Shane Reid, Sarah Maguire, Laura Heyndrickx
Casey O'Rourke Consulting Engineers, Brunner Consulting Engineers, Byrne Dixon Associates , Paul O'Neil - GVA Planning , Bruce Shaw , SPARQ Arquitectos, John McKenna Quantity surveyor, John Graham artist, ARC conservation