Type: Expression of interest, international
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
The competition is open internationally to registered architects. Architects should name the consultants with whom they would work in their application.
10 December 2010 – Deadline for questions
17 December 2010 – Expression of interest deadline
29 January 2011 – Jury panel to determine shortlist
March 2011 – Site visits for the shortlisted teams
May 2011 – Submission of design work for consideration
1 August 2011 – Final interviews
September 2011 – Result announced
A shortlist of five teams will each be paid an honorarium of £6000 plus VAT.
The winner’s honorarium represents an advance on professional fee.
Daniel Libeskind, Architect
Barrie Todd, Architect
Aidan McGrath, Architect
Mark O’Donnell, Department for Social Development
Geraldine McAteer, West Belfast Partnership
A.N.Other, West Belfast Partnership
Architect-led design teams are invited to submit expressions of interest for proposals to regenerate the former site of a security facility in an area of Belfast that suffered greatly from the effect of Northern Ireland’s political conflict over more than 30 years, a time that became simply known as ‘the Troubles’.
The former Andersonstown Police Barracks is at the junction of Falls Road and Glen Road in west Belfast. The site housed a Police Station since before the partition of Ireland when the Royal Irish Constabulary had a station that later transferred to the RUC in the 1920’s. The Andersonstown Police Station (now demolished) was a looming presence in the area for many years, and its commanding location at the junction of the Falls and Glen Roads in west Belfast provides a first class opportunity to construct a landmark building. The previous concrete watchtowers and walls were dominant features of west Belfast. The Expo Centre will be a venue to showcase the wider regeneration and transformation of west Belfast and a building that will set a new standard in west Belfast in terms of innovation and design. Alex Attwood MLA, the Northern Ireland Minister for Social Development said “We’re looking for a first-rate design that the local community can value and be proud of. I want a building that meets the design brief in a creative way – with flexible spaces for regeneration, the arts and local services and with local people central to the project”.
Expressions of interest should be submitted on a maximum of 20 single sided A4 pages in total. Six copies should be provided.
The 20 pages should include the following information:
- an introduction to the team, reasons for applying for this project and what specialist skills the team is able to provide
- details of previous related projects, including illustrations
- details and brief CVs of key people within the team proposed for this project
- A maximum of 2 A3 Sheets in response this brief and should show evidence of candidates suitability for selection to the design phase of this competition. These should include only hand-drawn sketches and diagrams with hand-written supporting text if necessary. No photographs or computer-generated content is permitted at this stage. The content should address the proposed approach to design and context. The jury analysis of the composition and content will be critical to assessment of design skill. These sheets should be folded to A4 size and be included within the 20 pages document.
The 20 page submission should be accompanied by the completed pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
For more information, go to: www.architecture.com/competitions