Re: Kyrls Quay Redevelopment Design Competition

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Cork City Council today officially launched the ‘Outside the Box’ competition for the design of a redeveloped quay-front along Kyrls Quay – marking a further step in the set-up of the Cornmarket Street and Coal Quay regeneration efforts.

The details from the website are as follows:

Kyrl’s Quay Architectural Design Competition
Cork City Council is holding a Design Ideas Competition for a prominent group of city centre waterfront sites as part of the Cork 2005 (Capital of Culture) Programme. The competition site will provide the catalyst for the renewal of a wider area in the Cornmarket Street / Historic Centre areas of the City Centre.

The main aims of the competition are to:

1. Identify creative options for the redevelopment of this group of sites
fronting onto the River Lee; and

2. To promote high quality urban design and architecture in Cork City.

Designers are invited to register for the competition from 1st February 2005. Closing date for entries is 20th April 2005. Entry details and the competition brief are available from the Jill Jacob of the RIAI at: 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.


Tel: 01-676-1703 / 01-669-1463. Fax: 01-676-9510

Competition Jury:

• Piers Gough, Architect, CZWG Architects
• Jim Barrett, City Architect, Dublin City Council
• Tom De Paor, Architect, De Paor Architects
• Kelvin Campbell, Urban Designer,Urban Initiatives
• TG Mitchell, Architect, Mitchell + Associates
• Ann Bogan, Senior Planner, Cork City Council


First prize €5,000 other prizes to a total value of €5000 will be awarded at the discretion of the Judges.

see -> for more details.

The project will seek at least 2 significant mixed-use waterfront developments for the area facing the river on a series of existing derelict sites. All developments must take note and include the old city wall. The height of the projects should be significant enough as to mask the Dunnes Stores Kyrls Quay Multistorey and Shopping Centre. More later.

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