14 Henrietta Streetwins Best Conservation / Restoration Project and Best Overall Project at RIAI Irish Architecture Awards
Former tenement house will open for advance tours in July
The conservation of a former tenement house at 14 Henrietta Street in Dublin’s north inner city has been named Best Conservation/Restoration Project, and has won the Special RIAI Jury Award at the prestigious annual RIAI Irish Architecture Awards.
A home to Dublin’s social history, 14 Henrietta Streetwill officially open to the public in September. Ittells the story of tenement life in Dublin, and its origins, through the life-cycle of what was once a home to the elite of the city. Visiting the house opens a door to nearly 300 years of the city’s life, from a grand townhouse of the 1750s to a tenement building from the 1880s to the 1970s, which, in 1911, was home to 100 people from 17 families.