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dlr LexIcon Wins Two Prestigious International Awards

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Date 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Location 
Dun Laoghaire
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The dlr LexIcon received the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for International Designand the National Panel Special Award at the 2016 Civic Trust Awards in Londonon 4th March.

The Civic Trust Awards are the longest standing built environment awards scheme in Europe, first established in 1959. The two awards were presented to the dlr LexIcon, designed by architects Carr, Cotter & Naessens Ltd, because it has demonstrated outstanding credentials in the area of universal design.

The not-for-profit Awards scheme was set up to recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. Awards are given to projects that:

-      demonstrate high quality architecture or design; 

-      have demonstrated sustainability; 

-      are accessible to all users;

-      have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.

An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Barry Saul, said, “The dlr LexIcon is the most significant piece of public infrastructure in Dún Laoghaire for over 100 years. It is the single biggest investment by the Council in a civic amenity. I am delighted that it has received these prestigious awards in recognition of its design. As evidenced from the very high visitor numbers, the LexIcon has settled itself at the heart of the local community and is a beautiful space where all are welcome.”

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