- 25 October 2012
The RIAI is administering an open, one-stage competition for Dublin City University. DCU are currently seeking to reinvigorate the appearance and functionality of the campus. DCU are seeking to bring our vision and brand expression of Ireland's University of Enterprise to life across the campus through various means
This could include buildings, paintings, sculpture, signage etc. The provision of the new entrance is a key component in this plan.
Entrants should give consideration to the immediate surroundings of the entrance including road configuration, surrounding buildings, pedestrian routes, landscaping, planting, surface treatments, lighting, signage, universal access, sustainability and traffic management.
The entrance from Collins Avenue will be required to:
- Clearly identify itself as the main entrance to DCU from both directions on Collins Avenue and from directly in front.
- Provide strong branding for DCU
- Provide a sense of arrival at DCU as a destination
- Provide a sense of DCU identity for staff, students and visitors
- Contain sufficiently strong elements to be memorable as a feature on the streetscape.
- Reflect element(s) of the values, principles or functions of the university
- Stand as a timeless, durable and iconic marker of the presence of DCU
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.
Please note that the winners of the competition will be asked to begin the registration process (to manage the project in Ireland) if they are not already on the Irish Register of Architects.
For more information on routes to registration please see here: www.riai.ie/admissions/architects/
Questions should be addressed to below via email:
New Main Entrance to Dublin City University Competition
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Competition registration opens: 27 September 2012
Withdrawal of registration & refund of fee: 08 October 2012
Closing date for receipt of competitors' questions: 16 October 2012
Circulation of answers to competitors: 23 October 2012
Registration deadline: 01 November 2012
Submission deadline: 23 November 2012
Stage One Assessment: November 2012
How to Register:
Download and complete the Registration Form including payment / payment details for the €123.00 registration fee (inclusive of VAT at 23%). Once processed full information pack will be made available.