Tullamore Community Arts Centre Architectural Design Competition

Open, two-stage competition for the architectural design of a multidisciplinary community arts centre. The activity at the centre will harness and be a catalyst for this creative potential by providing opportunities for participation in the arts as well as presenting a dynamic programme of local, regional, national and international arts events.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Art, Museum
Country Tullamore, Ireland
Registration Deadline 1 April 2011 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 8 April 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
The RIAI is administering an open, two-stage competition for the architectural design of Tullamore Community Arts Centre for the competition promoters, Offaly County Council.

The vision and intention of developing a multidisciplinary community arts centre in the heart of Tullamore, stems from a much documented need to converge and focus the creative potential of Tullamore; its artists, its young people and the wider community. The activity at the centre will harness and be a catalyst for this creative potential by providing opportunities for participation in the arts as well as presenting a dynamic programme of local, regional, national and international arts events.

Offaly County Council is proposing that the Tullamore Community Arts Centre will be a space where arts activity is as important as performance or exhibition, a place that is inviting to wander into and enticing to stay, a place for convergence and celebration or a quiet corner to read a poem painted upon a wall.

The Tullamore Community Arts Centre is intended to be a distinctive municipal building of contemporary architecture with good use of natural materials and light, environmentally sound in its build and daily use. The building will need to accommodate a number of creative and overlapping uses and the internal spaces need to be designed to be flexible in accommodating these.

Jury
Pat Gallagher - County Manager, Offaly County Council
Declan Harvey - Councillor, Tullamore Town Council
Molly Buckley - Councillor, Offaly County Council
Sinead O’Reilly - Arts Officer, Offaly County Council
Brian Gunning - Tullamore Musical Society
Eddie Conroy - County Architect, South Dublin County Council
Marguerite Murphy - County Architect, Fingal County Council
Bernadette Solon - Architect, Westmeath County Council

Prize
Competitors who are shortlisted for stage two of the competition and who submit a valid stage 2 entry will receive an honorarium of €10,000.

Entry Fee
€121.00

Entries
one A1 size sheet of information

Timetable
Stage Two begins: April 2011

Organizer
Offaly County Council

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