Killybegs PlaySpace Architectural Design Competition

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Killybegs PlaySpace Architectural Design Competition, Ireland

RIAI Killybegs Design Contest, Donegal, Ireland

16 Dec 2010

Killybegs PlaySpace Architectural Design Competition

Donegal County Council Public Art Office in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation and the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) are delighted to launch an architectural competition for the design of a Play Space in Killybegs, Co. Donegal.

21 Feb 2011 – submission deadline

Killybegs PlaySpace site:

Killybegs PlaySpace site
image from RIAI

The promoters are seeking to make this one stage architectural competition an exemplar for commissioning play spaces and to this end, the IAF has initiated a detailed and comprehensive consultation process with the children, parents and playground committee in Killybegs.

The PlaySpace is an Architectural Public Art Commission made possible by a partnership funding arrangement utilising the Per Cent for Art Scheme budget, a disability budget and a budget secured by the Killybegs Playground Committee. The competition is open to architects and architect-led design teams.

Once a competitor registers to take part in the competition, they have until 21 February 2011 to submit their entries. Each entry will consist of one A1 size sheet of information. The construction budget for the PlaySpace is €65,000 and a prize fund of €6,000 is available. The winners of the competition will be announced at the end of March 2011.

Further information on the competition is available on the RIAI website: www.riai.ie/competitions/detail/killybegs_playspace_architectural_design_competition/

Killybegs PlaySpace Architectural Design Competition images / information from RIAI

Previous RIAI Architecture Competition:

Galway Architectural Ideas Competition
Centre Pier Competition Winner Category A JM Konrad Milton and Carl Jagnefalt:
Irish Architecture Competition Winner
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Centre Pier, Galway Harbour Ideas Competition, Ireland

The RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) is administering a single stage ideas competition on behalf of the competition promoters, Galway Harbour Company.

Galway Harbour Site:
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Galway Harbour Company is seeking ideas for a significant building to be located on the Centre Pier, in Galway Harbour. The building should reflect Galway’s importance as a maritime and cultural city and offer a clear image and potential branding for the City of the Tribes. Competitors should assume a budget of €3,000 per m².
Competitors will be asked to design a building which incorporates a public stage, exhibition area, retail space, marina facilities, tourist information kiosk and commercial offices.

There will be two separate categories

for submissions. Category A is open to architects. Category B is open to recent architectural graduates and current students.
A Prize Fund of €10,000 is to be awarded at the discretion of the jury in Category A.
A Prize Fund of €1,000 is to be awarded at the discretion of the jury in Category B.

Eligibility:
Architects
The competition is open to architects holding a qualification listed in the EU Qualifications Directive 2005/36/EC.

Students / Architectural Graduates

Entry is open to students who are currently pursuing an architecture degree or are recent graduates of architecture.

Centre Pier Galway Competition Jury

Eamon Bradshaw, Chief Executive, Galway Harbour Company
Sebastian Feldmann, Senior Executive Architect, Galway City Council
John McLaughlin, Director of Architecture, Dublin Docklands Development Authority
Garry Hynes, Artistic Director, Druid
Marcus Donaghy, Donaghy + Dimond Architects




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