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Competition Process

In September 2015 Irish Architecture Foundation, with the support of The Matheson Foundation and Dublin City Council, launched a two-stage international design competition aimed at finding innovative proposals for a new combined play and skate / BMX park in Ballyfermot, west Dublin.
Judging for the Play Park Ballyfermot competition took place on Thursday,12th November. Here’s a short video about how the deliberations went.

Thanks to the jury panel

Nathalie Weadick Director of the IAF
Leslie Moore, Head of Parks Services, Dublin City Council
Turlough Galvin, Chairperson of The Matheson Foundation
Amica Dall, Founder at Assemble, Turner Prize Winning Architecture and Design Collective
Diarmaid Lawlor, Head of Urbanism at Architecture and Design Scotland
Ger O’Reilly, Youth Worker Ballyfermot Youth Service
Aimee Harding, Youth Worker and Ballyfermot Resident
Ailbhe Murphy, Director of Create, The National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts in Ireland
Gary Mongey, Box Architects and Chairperson of Irish Architecture Foundation

Community facilitation by Rebecca Blake, Education Curator Irish Architecture Foundation
Project Management by Taja Naidoo, Director Mayvn Creative Consulting

Jacinta Curley – Competition Notary
Special thanks to the Irish Architectural Archive for the use of the space