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Deadline announced for TACTILITY – the International Concrete Design Competition 2017/2018


The Concrete Design Competition is open to students of architecture and design related disciplines. The competition aims to promote innovative design attitudes related to the use of concrete as a material and a technology. Each competition cycle is framed by a theme exploring a specific property of concrete. The theme for 2017/2018 is “TACTILITY”. The Irish Jury of Carole Pollard, Past President of RIAI; Gary Mongey, Box Architecture; Maxime Laroussi, Urban Agency and Patrick Wheeler, Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects will select the winning Irish entries and decide on the distribution of a €3,000 prize fund. Successful students will be invited to participate in an international masterclass in early September 2018 in Brussels, where they will be joined by winning students from other national competitions. This masterclass will provide a great opportunity for students to engage with international experts and gain unique experience of working and designing in concrete. Aoife Flynn, a past winning student from DIT described her masterclass experience as ‘the highlight of my architectural education’ and ‘an incredible privilege’ which gave her ‘a whole new understanding of concrete’.

For further details on the competition please see www.concretedesigncompetition.com.

The competition is funded in Ireland by Cement Manufacturers Ireland.