2016 Press Releases
CCAE shortlisted for Architect of the Year prize
A graduate design unit established at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE) has been named as a finalist in the BD Architect of the Year Awards 2016.
Established by graduates and academics from CCAE, DATUM is interested in and questions architecture’s positioning and role within the city and the broader cultural landscape.
The design unit has made the shortlist in the Young Architect of the Year award category, which was open to entries from UK and European architects.
Stephen Fry will host the awards ceremony at the ExCel London on March 9.
“We are delighted with the announcement that DATUM is a finalist in BD Young Architect of the Year. It is a significant achievement for all of us who have contributed to it as a prototypical space of experiment and an expanded research environment,” commented Jason O’Shaughnessy, Co-founder of DATUM and MArch Course Director at Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CIT/UCC).
DATUM seeks to interact and collaborate with other creative disciplines, which provides a critical space to pursue architectural and design interests.
The research and projects that have been produced by DATUM are currently being developed in a Monograph entitled "Architecture and the Contingent Field." These works have also been exhibited at Tallinn Architecture Biennale (2013), and Istanbul Design Week (2013), and DARC Space (2013).
DATUM’s lead contributors are Jason O’Shaughnessy and Eoin French. The other contributors are Francis Shier, Richard Fenton, Laura Hanley, Eoin Horgan, Moll Linehan, Declan Fallon, Katie Murray, Eoin O’ Dwyer, Emma Power, Barry O’Shea, Kieran Cremin, Graham Thompson and James Pittam.
“Being part of the relatively new Centre of Architecture at CCAE (UCC/CIT) is significant, as we have allowed the conversations and interests that emerge there to distil into the design conversations in DATUM. And reflexively, we see these conversations adding to the developing architectural culture in CCAE and the wider city of Cork,” O’Shaughnessy said.