The RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) is administering a single stage ideas competition on behalf of the competition promoters, Galway Harbour Company http://www.galwayharbour.com.
Galway Harbour Company is seeking ideas for a significant building to be located on the Centre Pier, in Galway Harbour. The building should reflect Galway’s importance as a maritime and cultural city and offer a clear image and potential branding for the City of the Tribes. Competitors should assume a budget of €3,000 per m².
Competitors will be asked to design a building which incorporates a public stage, exhibition area, retail space, marina facilities, tourist information kiosk and commercial offices.
There will be two separate categories for submissions. Category A is open to architects. Category B is open to recent architectural graduates and current students.
Prize Fund of €10,000 is to be awarded at the discretion of the jury in Category A.
Prize Fund of €1,000 is to be awarded at the discretion of the jury in Category B.
This is an ideas competition, however, Galway Harbour Company reserve the right to use the winning entry in Category A for a live building project at any date in the future. In this instance, the author of the scheme will be formally engaged by Galway Harbour Company in association with a full design team.