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Opportunities

Current opportunities for architects and built environment professionals in Ireland:

 

The Davidson Prize 2024: Rethinking Home – Adapt and Reuse

The Davidson Prize is an annual £25,000 design ideas competition recognising transformative architecture of the home. The prize exists to celebrate innovative design ideas, to encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration and to promote compelling visual communication.

The 2024 theme is: Rethinking Home – Adapt and Reuse.

Choose any existing non-residential structure(s) in the UK or Ireland – from a disused farm building to a high street, an office block to an oil rig – and to explore how it could be upcycled, retrofitted and/or mined to provide exemplary sustainable housing for a minimum of five homes. Submissions should demonstrate key organisational, structural and environmental principles while also zooming in on the experiential qualities of a typical home.

Registration is now closed, but team submissions are open until Thursday 29 February. To find an active team to join, comment or post on Instagram or LinkedIn, tagging @TheDavidsonPrize, and they will repost.

 

Public Art Commission: Clontarf to City Centre Active Travel Route (C2CC), a two-stage open competition

Dublin City Council is developing an active travel route from Clontarf to the City Centre known as the Clontarf to City Centre Scheme or C2CC. As part of the scheme the National Transport Authority has provided funding under the Per Cent for Art Scheme for a public art commission. The theme of the commission is Active Travel.

This invitation is open to artists or teams and the competition is being organised on an open call two stage basis. The commissioners will welcome proposals in any artform and form of practice which relate to C2CC and also to the theme of Active Travel. The proposal must be for a new and original artwork and could include permanent work, temporary or time based art, such as performance based or digital, etc. This brief is intentionally open and the commissioners wish to be surprised by the originality of ideas combined with feasibility of proposals. This commission is open to Irish and international artists. Up to four proposals will be short-listed for further development in Stage 2. Fees will be payable to short-listed artists for the further development of their initial proposals.

Read the Briefing Document for Artists.

Submissions must be made online through the Dublin City Arts Office website.

Closing date for submissions: Tuesday 19 March 2024 at 12.00 noon.