The new coastguard station in Doolin has been shortlisted for the RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland) Public Choice Architecture Award.
The station was designed by two award winning architecture practices Dominic Stevens Architects and Dorman Architects and has been operational since Easter.
It has been a long held ambition of the Coast Guard to provide Doolin with a station that befits its operational status, as one of the busiest units in the country. The unit now has a base and a home, with which they feel justifiably proud.
The architect has seamlessly integrated an aesthetically pleasing building into the Burren landscape of Doolin. It is a facility that is functional and wholly provides for the operational needs of the unit in terms of emergency response, training spaces, operational equipment storage and changing facilities.
The public can vote for the building to be this year’s award winner at