Morrison’s Island International Design Competition


Registered architects, landscape architects and engineers are invited to participate in a design research competition to propose innovative and considered solutions for the renewal of Cork city’s quayside landscape. Participants should consider engaging with other professional disciplines, artists or art organisations, local community groups and citizens as part of their design process.

The purpose of this competition is to unlock opportunity and potential, advance knowledge, and develop collaborative expertise across architecture, engineering and landscape design through integrated design solutions that are specific to Cork city. It is hoped that the outputs of this process will contribute towards the city’s future strategy for the quays.

Innovative solutions cannot be generated without informed reference to the past (the working of historic space in Cork and its material quality), combined with due consideration of the needs of the future (climate change, social and economic development).

For the competition participants are asked to:

  • Re-imagine and renew the public space at Fr. Mathew and Morrison’s Quay in Cork City, Ireland
  • Design a new pedestrian bridge to replace the existing Trinity bridge at Morrison’s Quay
  • Reveal the beauty of the Historic Quays: Fr. Mathew Quay and Morrison’s Quay
  • Enhance and develop the city’s relationship with the river Lee in order promote and encourage riverine activities such as trade, tourism, sport and leisure.

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