Ideas Competition to Design an Ideal 21st Library for Cork
Competition Registration opens on 20 January 2005

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), 8 Merrion
Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (Tel: 00353 1 6761703/6691463. Fax 00353 1
6769510, email: [email protected] web site: is administering a
competition which is part of the Cork European Capital of Culture 2005
Programme on behalf of Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork, Ireland, Tel:
00353 21 4966222, Fax: 00353 21 4414238, Website:

The competition is a One Stage Competition to design an ideal 21st
century library for a city of approximately Cork's size. See information
sheet & registration form attached.

The invitation will issue to architects and students in architectural
schools across Europe who are not more than 35 years of age at the
closing date for entries. This will be an opportunity for the architects
of the future to suggest what a library might be. The ambition of this
competition is to create an architectural reference for a library
housing the kinds of materials, activities and potential which the 21st
century demands. Registration opens Thursday 20 January 2005.

A Prize fund of ?10,000 will be awarded at the discretion of the
assessors. The prize premium paid to the winning entry will be ?5000 and
a further ?5,000 to be divided between either joint 2nd, or 2nd and 3rd
as decided by the assessors; in addition other entries might be highly
commended or commended

Competitors are required to submit one A1 size sheet, landscape format.

Opening of Competition Registration: 20 January 2005
Withdrawal of Registration and Refund of Registration Fee: 18 February 2005
Submission of Competitors Questions: 4 March 2005
Circulation of Answers to Competitors: 18 March 2005
Registration Closes: 20 May 2005
Submission of entry to the RIAI by 12 Noon: 20 May 2005
Assessment: June 2005
Announcement: August 2005
Exhibition: September 2005

Registration forms will only be processed upon receipt of registration
fee of ?50.00, payable as follows: Irish Cheque, Bankers Draft, Postal
Order, MasterCard, and Visa. Completed Registration forms should be sent
to Jill Jacob at the RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, Tel:
00353 1 6691463 / 6761703, Fax: 00353 1 6769510, E-mail: [email protected]

This information is for notice purposes only and does not form part of
the competition brief and regulations.

Full details are available on the RIAI web site for a
registration form contact Jill Jacob, Events Officer, RIAI, 8 Merrion
Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel: 00353 1 6691463, Fax: 00353 1 6769510 or
E-mail: [email protected]

Click here to download the Registration Form


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