West Cork Arts Centre Architectural Design Competition


216 entries

Donaghy + Dimond Architects based in Francis Street, Dublin

Shortlisted Finalists
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Clancy Moore Architects
Matter Design / Office dA

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カテゴリ コンペ結果 / 実施コンペ
タイプ International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
ジャンル Museum
開催地 Skibbereen, Ireland
登録締切日 29 August 2008 GoogleCal iCal
提出締切日 5 September 2008 GoogleCal
応募資格 Registered Architects (See brief for detail)

Established 21 years ago in Skibbereen, West Cork Arts Centre (WCAC) is funded by public money to provide a community-based arts facility and arts programme for the whole West Cork region. It supports a multi-disciplinary arts programme with a focus on modern and contemporary visual art and a range of education and community programmes.
It is active in commissioning new work, publishing, and arts education, generating programmes in partnership with other agencies and organisations and disseminating best practice.
With a significant and growing demand for their programmes and services, WCAC needs to expand into a purpose-built building that will open up an abundance of opportunities which will have a positive impact on the aesthetic, cultural, social, economic and educational fabric of the region.
This new building will revitalise and make vibrant the centre of Skibbereen as the art heart of West Cork and will draw people from all over Ireland and abroad to the region. It will enable West Cork Arts Centre to cater for increased numbers and services for the people of West Cork and be an arts facility that the community will be proud of.
The competition site is known as the Wolfe Bakery and located in the centre of the commercial district, overlooking Field’s car park and Main Street, this building is on a 470m approx site. It is not listed and is designated as derelict. The new building will be approx 1080m and the budget is estimated at €1,500 per m².

Denis Deasy, County Architect (Cork County Council)
Emmett Scanlon (Architectural Advisor, Arts Council)
Mary McCarthy (Dublin Docklands Development Authority)
Maud Cotter (Artist)
Helen Collins (Solicitor, Former Chair of West Cork Arts Centre)
Patrick Creedon (Architect, Magee Creedon Kearns Architects)
Ann Davoren (Director, West Cork Arts Centre)

Each short listed competitor invited to participate in Stage 2 of the competition will be paid an honorarium of €10,000 for a valid Stage 2 submission.

Entry Fee

Withdrawal of Registration and refund of fee: 25 July 2008
Stage 1 Questions Deadline: 1 August 2008
Stage 1 Answers Circulated: 15 August 2008
Stage 1 Registration Deadline: 29 August 2008
Stage 1 Submission Deadline: 5 September 2008
Stage 2 Opens: October 2008

West Cork Arts Centre

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