The Aviva Stadium has picked up four industry awards marking an impressive first year of operation.

The first award came from the European EPSE for the stadium’s innovative use of polycarbonate both in the roof and the wraparound skin of the stadium. It then received three awards for National Impact, Best Civil Engineering Project and Best Architect in the Irish LAMA Awards in January.

The awards were given for overall national impact, civil engineering excellence and for architects Scott Tallon Walker, who along with Populous, created the innovative design that has been winning plaudits and awards worldwide. The ceremony was organised by the Local Authorities Association in Ireland to recognise Excellence in Construction at local, county and national level.

Arriva Stadium director, Martin Murphy, paid tribute to the wider team behind the creation of the stadium. He said: "Over the three year construction project 90 companies and over 6,000 individuals had all worked to create a stadium of which the country could be proud."

The Dublin venue opened in May 2010, costing £320million and has hosted a string of top class events.

In less than a year, it has hosted 17 pitch events and almost 2,000 functions. Latest figures show that more than 900,000 people have visited the venue.

Posted on 02/02/2011