Fr. Collins Park Competition
Type: Open, two-stage.
Sponsor: Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ireland
Eligibility: The competition is open to architects, landscape architects and urban designers with appropriate professional qualifications.
1 Aug 2003: Opening of competition registration
29 Aug 2003: Withdrawal of registration and refund of fee
1 Sept 2003: Submission of Competitors questions
8 Sept 2003: Circulation of answers to Competitors
26 Sept 2003: Registration Closes
26 Sept 2003: Final Date for Submission of Stage One entry
3 Oct 2003: Stage One Assessment
10 Oct 2003: Stage Two Opens
21 Nov 2003: Stage Two Submissions
26 Nov 2003: Stage Two Assessment
Awards: €15,000 for a valid second stage submission. In the case of the winner, this will be used as an advance on the fee for executing the commission.
Project: Dublin City Council is currently developing and implementing an ambitious new plan for the area known as the 'North Fringe'. The central objective is to develop an urban character set within a coherent spatial framework and facilitating sustainable densities linked to public transport. The area will contain in excess of 7000 new housing units and 93,000.00 Square meters of mixed use. An opportunity now exists to complement and consolidate the urban framework planning of the North Fringe Action by the provision of a flagship contemporary urban park which will be at the heart of this new urban quarter of the City. The redesign of the existing Father Collins Park, with an area of 35 hectares, presents such an opportunity. The central location of the park on the proposed main boulevard, defines it as an important community focus and a critical element of the public realm. The proposed design treatment will, therefore, be critical to defining the character, sense of place and identity of the North Fringe area. The estimated budget for this project is €12 Million.
What to Submit: Two A0 size sheets of information in horizontal format and a written report. An entry may be submitted by a group practice or individuals. In the case of a practice the name and address should be given and the official entry form signed by a partner.
Registration: Competition registration can be made only on the official registration form, which will be available from the RIAI from Friday 1 August 2003. Each registration must be accompanied by a registration fee of €100.
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