Landmark Tower/U2 Studio in a Mixed Development at Britain Quay
English or Irish
17 January 2003 - Questions deadline
31 January 2003 - Answers posted on website, www.dublindocklands.ie 28 February 2003 - Submission deadline
A prize of €12,000 shall be paid to the winner. In the case that this design becomes the basis of a commission, it will become part of the
As part of the program of physical renewal, the Contracting Authority
is looking to the refurbishment of the Liffey Campshires (Riversides).
These campshires will be devoted primarily to public amenity use.
However, the Contracting Authority does have one site which has
development potential and the objective of this competition is to
procure a building having landmark qualities and choose an
architectural practice which will be awarded a commission to design the development. The architectural practice will be chosen on the basis of the submitted idea but will be expected to develop the brief with the
Contracting Authority so that the actual initial concept may not
necessarily be the final design solution.
The objective of Dublin Docklands Development Authority (the
"Contracting Authority") is to secure:
-the social and economic regeneration of the Dublin Docklands Area on a sustainable basis;
-the improvement in the physical environment of the Dublin Docklands
-the continued development in Custom House Docks Area of services of, in support of, or ancillary to the financial sector of the economy. The building required is a slim point block above a platform of a maximum of four floors and having a maximum height of 60 metres to the main shoulder parapet height and a floor area of a minimum of 9.500 sq metres up to a maximum of 12,500 sq metres. Competitors should note the slenderness ratio set out in the Planning Scheme. The ground floor and first floor shall contain a restaurant/bar/nightclub and the floors above shall be either wholly commercial office or mixed residential and commercial offices. The two top floors must be capable of housing a recording studio for the U2 band.
For complete information, go to the competition website: http://www.ddda.ie