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
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˛.
For more information and details of how to apply - Click