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RIAI Sponsor Two Special Awards in Tidy Towns 2019

Published: Thursday, April 04, 2019

The RIAI are proud to announce we are sponsoring two special awards in the Supervalu Tidy Towns Competition 2019; the RIAI Town Challenge and the RIAI Appropriate Fenestration special award.

The RIAI Town Challenge Award

The RIAI Town Challenge Award is designed to give a Tidy Towns Committee help in addressing a public realm problem in your town or village. If your town or village has difficulties with derelict sites, signage, lack of public space, traffic or parking issues, etc, the RIAI Award will give you the opportunity to work with an Architect to develop exciting new solutions which can create a new vision for your town or village.
This competition is open to the small and large towns categories, with populations from 1,001 to 15,000.

The award will consist of an architectural commission. The commissioned Architect will provide an analysis of the problems associated with the public realm as initially identified by the local Tidy Towns committee, in addition to generating ideas on how to address them. The commission will result in a report, which will be made publicly available, and a presentation to the local Tidy Towns committee.

The value of the award will be €5,000. The architectural commission will be awarded by the RIAI in accordance with criteria which will include relevant skills in urban realm design.

RIAI Appropriate Fenestration Special Award

The RIAI Appropriate Fenestration special award is designed to reward the town or village with the most appropriate windows in an urban context.

This is a new RIAI sponsored, special award to promote appropriate windows in Irish towns and villages. The streets of Irish towns and villages are composed of architecture from differing periods, with both historic and modern buildings. Depending on local context, both conservation of historic windows, and well-designed modern windows are equally valid, with both approaches likely to be necessary in any urban environment.
This competition is open to is open to the Village, Small Towns and Large Towns categories. There is a prize of €1,500 for the town with the most appropriate fenestration in an urban street context.

The submittal will consist of photographs of the buildings, showing all of the buildings in a chosen, single, street. The awarding committee may share the award between more than one town as appropriate.

Judging the Award
All entries will be assessed by an RIAI jury.

How to Apply:
Please reply by writing/typing in this document and returning it electronically or submitting by post.

Download the form for the RIAI Town Challenge Award (word)

Download the form for the RIAI Appropriate Fenestration Award (word)

Email: tidytowns@drcd.gov.ie
Please insert “RIAI Appropriate Fenestration Award” or 'The RIAI Town Challenge Award'  in the subject line.

By Post to:
TidyTowns RIAI Appropriate Fenestration Award
TidyTowns Unit
Department of Rural and Community Development
Government Offices
Co. Mayo 
F26 E8N6.

Categories: Architecture

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