Architecture Ireland is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Student Writing Prize. The objective of the prize is to nurture and recognise the importance of writing in architecture. The Student Writing Prize is open to all students of architecture and architectural technology in Ireland. Students were invited to contribute an article of no more than 1000 words on a theme of their choice – whether a building or a book; an architect or a movement; both contemporary and historic subject matters were considered.
Now in its second year, the Student Writing Prize received a fantastic response with close to 40 essays submitted from students of architecture and architectural technology all over Ireland. With the support of Forbo, we have been able to establish once again a prize fund of €2,500.
The Judging Panel are Stephen Best (Architect and Lecturer DIT Bolton Street), Dr. Ellen Rowley (Architectural Historian); Michael Hayes (Architectural Graduate and Editor of 2ha); and Dr. Sandra O’Connell (Editor Architecture Ireland).
Shortlisted Writers and Entries (in alphabetical order)
Anna Crew, Queen’s University Belfast, ‘Estate of the Art: Collage and the Smithsons’ Golden Lane Estate’
Beibhinn Delaney, University College Dublin, ‘Simon’s Place in George’s Street Arcade’
Kirstin O’Regan, Queen’s University Belfast, ‘The Terra Incognita of Dementia in An (in)Authentic World’
Ronan Power, Cork Centre for Architectural Education, ‘Universal Satellites’
Aoife Troxel, University College Dublin, ‘Edifices in the Sand’
The winner will be announced at the RIAI Annual Conference and published in Architecture Ireland. The shortlisted entries will be published on the Architecture Ireland website.
Sarah Mannion (centre), last year’s Winner of the Architecture Ireland and Forbo Student Writing Award. Also pictured are (l-r): Stephen Best (Jury Member and Lecturer DIT Bolton Street); Adele Povey (FORBO); Liam Tuite (Chair of Architecture Ireland Editorial Board) and Dr. Sandra O’Connell (Jury Member and Editor Architecture Ireland). Jury Members not in photo: Dr. Ellen Rowley and Michael Hayes.