International Architecture Competition

Irish
Cult Music
Venue

US $6,000 Prize
13 April, 2018 Registration deadline
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Competition

For a relatively small country, Ireland has a rich musical history which is incredibly diverse and spanning all musical genres. Connolly's of Leap is a venue which promotes all types of music; from traditional Irish folk music, to the most avant garde electronic music of today. The IRISH MUSIC VENUE architecture competition focuses on breathing new life into an existing and iconic music venue in the heart of rural Ireland.


CONNOLLY’S OF LEAP;

The IRISH MUSIC VENUE competition at its core is concerned with acknowledging Ireland's place in the music industry and promoting it to an international audience, while also exploring how an existing music venue can be transformed to become an iconic destination in its own right. Ultimately, it is hoped that the competition will provide a strong precedent for other rural venues, both in Ireland and abroad. 

The competition has two distinct elements: one is concerned with the music venue itself, and the other encompasses all the other ancillary spaces which would exist outside the music venue. Considering the music venue's rich heritage, care should be taken to preserve the integrity and spirit of the space. However, design interventions within the music venue itself are encouraged as long as they are in keeping with the spirit of the existing venue. The ancillary buildings, now used mainly for storage, can be completely redesigned from the ground up.

Though this is an ideas competition, there is intent on the part of the venue to go into development at some point in the future. As such participants should feel free to push the boundaries of their creativity and challenge themselves to create novel approaches to redesigning this venue, while at the same time respecting the heritage of the existing bar.


1. CONNOLLY’S OF LEAP; 2. LEAP HISTORIC WATERFALL; 3. LEAP INN


CONNOLLY’S OF LEAP; Streetview; Photo Credits: Eadaoin McCarthy




CONNOLLY’S OF LEAP; interior; Photo Credits: Eadaoin McCarthy

ELIGIBILITY: 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

LANGUAGE: 

- Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English.
- All information submitted by participants must be in English

Prizes

Total prize fund
US $6,000
1st prize

US $3,000

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize

US $1,500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize

US $500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB STUDENT AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB GREEN AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


EXHIBITION:

Connolly's of Leap expressed an intent to exhibit the winning projects at the venue in June 2018.

PUBLICATIONS:

The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages

CERTIFICATE:

Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury Panel

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. 


All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

FULL JURY PANEL AVAILABLE HERE

KEY DATES & REGISTRATION FEES

Closing date for registration
13 April, 2018
Closing date for project submission
17 May, 2018 (11:59pm GMT+0)
Announcement of the winners
06 June, 2018

preliminary registration deadlines

Registration fees

Early Bird Registration
18 October - 13 December
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $90
Students
US $70
Advance Registration
14 December - 16 February
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $120
Students
US $100
Last Minute Registration
17 February - 13 April
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $140
Students
US $120


STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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