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Bishop Lucey Park Redevelopment
Cork City, in association with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), is delighted to announce an open architectural design competition for the redevelopment of Bishop Lucey Park in Cork. Interested architects are advised to read the Competition Regulations.
About the Competition
Cork City is currently developing and implementing an ambitious expansion of the city boundaries to five times the size of the current city, resulting in an increase of population from 125,000 to 300,000 by 2040. The city centre development is at the core of this expansion and the rejuvenation of Bishop Lucey Park is a key element in this redevelopment.
Cork city centre (the city centre island) is characterised by a dense network of urban blocks, streets, spaces, laneways and quays that vary greatly in both form and function. Within this urban structure, there is a very limited number of functioning parks and ‘soft spaces’. Increasing the functionality of existing public spaces has continuously been recognised as a very important element in enhancing the vibrancy, engagement and activity levels within the city centre island. Bishop Lucey Park is an integral ‘soft space’ in Cork City and this competition seeks to improve its functionality and usability.
Valerie O’Sullivan, (Chair) Director of Services, Cork City Council
Ann Bogan, Senior Planner, Cork City Council
Liam Casey, Parks Superintendent Cork City Council
Tony Duggan, FRIAI, Registered Architect and City Architect, Cork City Council
Gerry Mitchell, Registered Landscape Architect
David Prichard, International Assessor, Architect & Urban Designer, Metropolitan Workshop
Grainne Shaffrey, FRIAI, Registered Architect, Director Shaffrey Architects
John Sheehan, Lord Mayor
Opening of Competition Registration: 8 January 2020
Competitors Questions Close: 22 January 2020
Circulation of Answers to Competitors: 5 February 2020
Final Date of Submission Entry: 20 March 2020
Assessment Panel: 27 March 2020
Announcement (expected): End April 2020