Killybegs Playspace Architectural Design Competitiion

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

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Art, Public
Country Ireland
Registration Deadline 9 February 2011 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 21 February 2011 GoogleCal
Eligibility This competition is open to persons who are currently included on the Irish Register of Architects; those who hold a qualification listed in the EU Qualifications Directive 2005/36/EC; those who are established in another EU Member State and eligible to provide services in Ireland; those persons outside the EU/EEA are who are registered with a national registration body.

Description
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.

The promoters are seeking to make this one stage architectural competition an exemplar play commission 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 commissioning of Public Art, utilising the Per Cent for Art Scheme gives the public the opportunity to experience a vast range of contemporary art in everyday life and provides the artist with the challenge and opportunity of creating work for public engagement and response. Architecture, as defined by the Arts Act of 1973 is one of the many art forms that can be commissioned utilising the Per Cent for Art Scheme.

Commissioning Public Art does not mean merely providing the public with the most obvious and fixed solution, for this would preclude the possibility of truly innovative art. It involves a process of dialogue and expanding horizons in the sense that people cannot express a desire for that which they have not yet experienced. This PlaySpace should cultivate a greater understanding of place, allow children the fullest play experiences, and benefit their families and the wider community.

The IAF has secured a Play Specialist for the project, to mediate access to the end-users of the PlaySpace, the children of Killybegs. A consultation report, available in the Competition Pack provides direct feedback from local children about their aspirations for the PlaySpace.

Jury
Thomas Pringle, Chairperson, Killybegs Playground Committee
Terre Duffy, Public Art Manager, Donegal County Council
Shay Cleary, Architect, Shay Cleary Architects
Cian Deegan, Architect, TAKA Architects
Rachel McAree, Education Curator, Irish Architecture Foundation
Jackie Bourke, Play Specialist, Playtime

Prize

A prize fund of €6,000 will be awarded at the discretion of the jury.

Entry Fee
€121.00

Entries
- One A1 size sheet
- Each competitor shall submit a report, which will deal with the architectural, lighting, functional, environmental and technical factors relevant to the scheme with an Outline Cost Plan.

Submission Address
Killybegs PlaySpace Architectural Design Competition, RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Timetable
Assessment: March 2011

Organizer
Donegal County Council Public Art Office in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation and the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland)

Official Website
http://www.riai.ie/competitions/...