morrisons island contest

Morrison’s Island International Design Competition

Submission: September 22, 2017
Registration: September 08, 2017
Language: English
Location: Cork City, Ireland
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


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.

Yvonne Farrell – Architect, Grafton  Architects (Jury Chairperson)
James Howley – Conservation Architect, Howley Hayes Architects
Siobhán Ní Éanaigh – Architect, McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects
Tim Lucas – Structural Engineer, Pryce Myers Engineers, UK
Eilís O’ Connell – Artist & Sculptor
In addition, the jury will  have two representatives from the local community. For the jury’s biographies click here

The design contest will conclude with:
– The presentation of shortlisted entries at a public exhibition with the winning entrant receiving €10,000.
– A public symposium involving the public, contestants and key stakeholders
– There will be a publication produced on a selection of the jury’s entries.

Submission Requirements
An A0 presentation in portrait format made up of two separate A1 boards in landscape format (to make an A0 portrait presentation). All presentations should include:
1. A cross section at 1:75 of the new footbridge
2. A site location plan at 1:500
3. At least one image showing the scheme in context
4. At least one detail study of a new intervention in context (light, railing, paving, river access etc)
Boards may include plans, sections and elevations as appropriate and may include 3D images, photographs and maps.
A written statement of up to two A4 pages outlining the principles and rationale of the design proposal and including a detailed description of materials, lighting, construction technology and environmental factors relevant to the scheme.
Full details on the submission requirements are available in the competition pack.

Time Line for the Competition
Competition Registration Opens: 22nd June 2017
Questions Deadline: 21st July 2017
Answers Circulated: 28th July 2017
Registration Deadline: 8th September 2017
Submission Deadline: 22nd September 2017

Go to the competition’s website