The editorial board of Architecture Ireland launched in 2015 a new Student Writing Prize, which is open to all students of architecture and architectural technology in Ireland. The objective of the prize is to nurture and recognise the importance of writing in architecture. Architecture Ireland received a fantastic response with over 50 essays submitted from schools all over Ireland. AI are delighted about the partnership with Forbo with whom we established the inaugural prize fund: €1,000 for the Winner; €500 for the Highly Commended and €250 book tokens for the Commended entries. Forbo have agreed to be our partner again for 2016.
Students were invited to contribute an article of no more than 600 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.
Sarah Mannion (SAUL), ‘Kalambaka and the Monasteries of Meteora’
Colin Mac Suibhne (DIT), ‘生闘学舎 Seitogakushi School’
Eoin P. Murphy (DIT), ‘Between Two Glens’
Matthew Webb (DIT) ‘A Journey to Peter Zumthor’s Bruder Klaus Feldkapelle’
Andrew Howell (UCD), ‘Finding Wilderness in the Concrete Jungle’
The Judging Panel: Stephen Best, Dr. Ellen Rowley; Michael Hayes; Dr. Sandra O’Connell.