West Cork Arts Centre Architectural Design Competition


The RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) is administering a competition on behalf of the competition promoters - West Cork Arts Centre (WCAC).

This is an open, two-stage competition for the architectural design of a high-quality, purpose-built facility that will enable the people of West Cork to have access to - and engage with - local and global arts practice of excellence - i.e. create the ideal environment for the interaction of people and art.

Established twenty-one years ago in Skibbereen, West Cork Arts Centre (WCAC) is funded by public money to provide a community-based arts facility and arts programme for the whole West Cork region. It supports a multi-disciplinary arts programme with a focus on modern and contemporary visual art and a range of education and community programmes.

With a significant and growing demand for their programmes and services, WCAC needs to expand into a purpose-built building that will open up an abundance of opportunities which will have a positive impact on the aesthetic, cultural, social, economic and educational fabric of the region.

The competition site is known as the Wolfe Bakery and located in the centre of the commercial district. Overlooking Field’s car park and Main Street, this building is on a 470m approx site. It is not listed and is designated as derelict. The new building will be approx 1080m and the budget is estimated at €1,500 per m˛.

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