RIAI Competition Underway for a New Post Primary School, Tallaght
Published: Friday, March 23, 2012
A major new architectural design competition is currently underway at the RIAI for the design of a new post primary school in Tallaght. Over 150 entries have been received for Stage 1 of the two-stage competition (see photo) by the closing date of 20 March. The competition is being judged on 23 and 24 March 2012 by a distinguished and multi-disciplinary jury which includes Eddie Conroy, (Chair of Jury) County Architect, South Dublin CoCo; Peter Clegg, Architect, Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (UK); Prof. Owen Lewis, Director, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland; Tony Sheppard, Architect and Chair OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments & Technical Manager, Department of Education & Skills; Eamonn Greville, Senior Architect, Department of Education & Skills; Seamus Ryan, Education Officer County Meath VEC; Maree O’Rourke, Principal of Maryfield College, Drumcondra, Dublin; Maedhbh Ui Chiagain, Retired Principal, Colaiste Iosagain, Booterstown, Co. Dublin; John Hammond, Deputy CEO, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.
Ruairi Quinn, TD, Minister for Education and Skills formally announced the competition at the RIAI on 19 December 2011, saying: “I’m delighted to be announcing this competition. It is vital that we consider new approaches to the design of new second-level schools given the curricular developments that are underway and the number of new schools to be built over the next 15 years. The successful Design Team will design a new school in Kingswood, Tallaght, and manage its construction with a view to the school opening in late August 2017.” He added that he was particularly thankful to the RIAI for organising the competition and to the chairperson of the assessors’ jury, Mr Eddie Conroy. The competition opened for registrations on 9 January 2012 and a decision is expected in September 2012.