Malahide Market shortlisted in Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland Awards

- Jun 05, 2017 - .

The new external covered market and internal food retail space we designed in collaboration with Donnybrook Fair last year has been shortlisted in the 2017 RIAI Awards. The project was shortlisted for best commercial/ retail project of the year. As a result, the project is now included in the Public Choice Award. If you visited the project to buy some food and enjoy an ice cream under the timber canopy – or you simply like how the project has brought new life to an important site in the town centre of Malahide – then you can vote online here:

Irish Architecture Awards 2017




Here is what our client had to say:

Donnybrook Fair had engaged PAC Studio Architects for a variety of refurbishment projects, but this was our first project together on a completely new premises. We had secured the L-shaped site on the basis that it had prime street frontage to the Main Street. PAC Studio quickly introduced the idea of making the most of the second frontage to the Marina and the Green. The extension of the interior retail space to the Green through the layout of an external market and café sheltered by the timber and glass canopy has been fundamental to attracting customers inside, emphasised by the continuation of brick and the timber lattice into the interior spaces. Changes in ceiling height and views to both Main Street and the Green reinforce the open, airy feel for customers. PAC Studio also worked closely with our retail designers to reinforce this flow of space between the two facades through the design of signage, displays and sales counters. We were particularly pleased with the rapid delivery of the project. The briefing process began in early 2015 and the project was partially complete in time for Christmas 2015 before final and full operation by Spring 2016.


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