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Play Park Competition: Site Visit to Ballyfermot


We are organising a site visit for designers on Thursday 15th October from 2 to 3pm. We’ll meet outside the Familibase building on Blackditch Road for a short introduction followed by a walk around of the site and questions.

Please email projects@architecturefoundation.ie to RSVP

More information on the Competition:

Irish Architecture Foundation in collaboration with The Matheson Foundation and Dublin City Council are launching a competition to design a play and skate park for ‘The Lawns’ in Le Fanu Park, Dublin 10. The competition is now open. The Play Park Ballyfermot project is a unique opportunity for an innovative inter-disciplinary design collective, with a passion for working in community contexts to develop a world class play and skate space for young people in Ballyfermot.

We hope for a wide range of creative practitioners to apply such as – designers, architects, play therapists, skate/BMX pros, wild life experts, musicians or what ever!

The Irish Architecture Foundation spent the summer of 2015 ‘getting to know the community’ to collect feedback and design ideas from local people about their aspirations for this new play space. The guys at Shoot to Kill made a film of the process where you can learn about the hopes and needs of the community and gain an insight into the cultural context of the local area. View it on IAF TV.

You can download the Design Brief and Entry Form Here!

Competition Registration Deadline: 23rd October 2015

Any questions? Email projects@architecturefoundation.ie