The competition is a One Stage Design Contest for Architectural / Design Services for the design of 3, 4 & 5 Bedroom Houses. Land the subject of the competition to consist of 30.7 acres.
The purpose of the project is to raise awareness amongst the relevant sectors of society of the significant potential Tipperary Town offers to middle income families in terms of a quality environment and the availability of suitable sites to accommodate this "unmet" need.
The competition is open to architects holding a qualification listed in the E.C. Architects Directive 85/384/EEC or equivalent.
In the case of architects eligibility is defined as: Equivalent means a person holding a qualification equivalent to a qualification for the purposes of the European Union Directive 85/384/EEC (Architects Directive) to include persons whose qualifications were successfully assessed by the Panel established by the Minister for the Environment and Local Government in 1996 and persons for outside the EU/EEA area. Persons outside the EU/EEA area should include evidence confirmation of registration with a national registration body and/or a UIA recognised professional organisation.
It is the function of the Registrar to decide on eligibility and equivalence.
An entry may be submitted by an architectural practice. In this case the name and address should be give and the official entry from signed by a partner. In this context the practice is defined as: a partnership properly established for the purpose of an architectural competition or an association of architects for the purpose of entering the competition.
John Fitzgerald, City Manager, Dublin City Council
Jim Pike, Architect, O'Mahony Pike Architects
Hubert Fitzpatrick, Director Irish Homebuilders Association
Private Sector Nominee (to be confirmed)
Clare Curley, Director of Services, South Tipperary County Council
A prize fund of €15,000 will be awarded at the discretion of the assessors. The prize premium paid to the winning entry should be €10,000 and may be an advance on the fees agreed with the winner if the Promoter decides to proceed with the winning design. First Prize €10,000 and Second Prize €5,000.
Tipperary Town Council maintain the option to develop the land in the way envisaged; in the event that the Town Council decide to proceed to develop this land in the manner envisaged within the confines of this competition, the Council will
When advertising for tenders to develop the site are successful in getting the agreement of the successful tender to proceed with winning architect.
Tipperary Town Council will undertake to put the site and the successful design on the market but would retain the right to do so subject to funding and market conditions and of a successful tender at the time. Stage One Submission
Competitors are required to submit two A1 size sheets, landscape format and a written report.
The Sheet must contain the following information:
Site layout at a scale of 1:1250 which also shows linkage with adjoining lands
Indicative house plans and elevations at a scale of 1:100
Visual images showing the proposed development and context
Layout at 1:250
1:100 plan, section and elevations of houses proposed
Sufficient sketches to illustrate the site layout and site
REGISTRATION OPENS: FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2005
Withdrawal of registration and Refund of Fee: Friday 7 October 2005
Submission of Competitors questions: Friday 14 October 2005
Circulation of answers to Competitors: Friday 21 October 2005
Closing date of competition: Friday 18 November 2005
Submission date: Friday 18 November 2005
Announcement: December 2005
No further information is available until you register for competition! Remember registration fee is refundable if you decide not to participate in the competition on or before 7 October 2005, after that date registration fee cannot be refunded.
How to Register
Download the Registration Form (PDF, 56kb)
Complete a registration form & send payment of €120.00 registration fee to Jill Jacob at the RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, Tel: 00353 1 6691463, Fax: 00353 1 6769510.
E-mail: email@example.com Registration forms are acceptable by post, email or fax.