One Microsoft Place and LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ have been awarded top prizes and recognised as 2018 winners in the European edition of the International Property Awards. The awards are granted to ground-breaking architectural innovation from across the region. The honourees were announced at a gala ceremony hosted at London’s Royal Lancaster hotel on October 26th 2018.
One Microsoft Place, Microsoft’s new campus headquarters in Dublin, scooped the top prize and was awarded the Best Office Architecture Ireland category. We created the 35,000 sq. m building to create a thriving environment where each workplace function is interconnected. The headquarters is the new home of Microsoft’s 2,000 Dublin-based employees, who had previously been spread across multiple sites in the city.
LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ also brought home the award for Best Office Interior Ireland. The building’s interiors are themed around global communities and the ‘village centre’ at the heart of every community, reflective of LinkedIn’s truly international, collaborative, and diverse nature. We delivered both shell & core and fit-out design of the six-storey building as a landmark project: it is the social media giant’s first new build outside of the USA.
Both projects were selected amongst ‘best in class for Europe’ and recognised as a symbol of architectural excellence in Ireland. The two projects now go forward to compete on the world stage at the International Property Awards Grand Final, which takes place in London’s Savoy Hotel on December 3rd 2018.
Accepting the awards at the European edition of the International Property Awards, our Director David Petherbridge commented: “We are delighted that our clients, Microsoft and LinkedIn, have received these prestigious awards and have been recognised as symbols of architectural excellence in Europe. Both wins demonstrate that our clients are being recognised for investing in the best of innovation. Our clients are proud investors of ground-breaking design and refuse to submit to the status quo. Having two clients emerge as winners within Europe shows our strength and capacity for design excellence. The fact that both projects were based in Ireland is a bonus. The future of Ireland’s architectural landscape is bright and brimming with quality.”
The European Property Awards are part of the International Property Awards, which are in their 25th year and are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. The European Property Awards recognises and rewards the top tier of architects, developers, interior designers and real estate professionals. Hundreds of entries submitted from 27 different European countries were scrutinised by the judging panel chaired by The Earl of Caithness, Lord Best and The Earl of Liverpool together with over 80 industry professionals.