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Play Park Competition Budget Increased and Deadline Extended


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.

The budget range for the project has been increased from €300,000 to €500,000 in light of the level of interest in the project. On the back of this we are extending the registration deadline for the competition until Friday, 30 October.

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 in this link Herehttps://goo.gl/aBXWbd

Competition Registration Deadline extended to 30 October 2015

Any questions? Email projects@architecturefoundation.ie