Aviva Stadium designed by international practice Populous and Scott Tallon Walker Architects has won a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Award for projects in the European Union region.
Developed on the site of the world’s oldest international rugby ground at Lansdowne Road, the 50,000 seat Aviva Stadium is Ireland’s home for Rugby and Soccer international matches. In addition to being a world class sporting venue, the finished building is a unique addition to Dublin’s urban fabric.
The organic form of the stadium was developed as a response to the site and its surroundings, and sweeps down to a single tier at the North end to maintain daylight to the adjacent residential gardens and so open up the stadium bowl to the city.
The buildings are judged in the first instance by shortlisting panels in each region, who visit schemes individually and meet to produce a list of buildings to be visited by the region's jury.
The RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, winning schemes set the standard for great architecture. RIBA Awards are for buildings by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners will be considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.