Tidy Town Committees are invited to identify particular difficulties in their town or village such as derelict sites, signage, lighting, lack of quality public space, traffic or parking issues, etc, The RIAI Award will give a Tidy Town Committee the opportunity to work with an Architect to develop exciting new solutions which can create a new vision for your town or village. Architects are trained to develop and deliver solutions for our built environment.
This new RIAI award will provide the winning Tidy Towns committee with the expertise of an architect for up to 5 days.The quality of the urban environment is central to our lives. Quality of place contributes to the wellbeing of all who live, work and visit our villages and towns. Each town has its own unique characteristics, which should be valued and celebrated. Well planned and executed urban design, is a means to improve our environment for all to enjoy.
This competition is open to the small and large towns categories, with populations from 1,001 to 15,000.
Judging the Award
All entries will be assessed by an RIAI jury including a representative from the Department of Rural and Community Development Tidy Towns unit.
How to Apply: Please reply by writing/typing in this document and returning it electronically or submitting by post. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please insert “RIAI Town Challenge” in the subject line.
By Post to: TidyTowns RIAI Town Challenge
Department of Rural and Community Development
Download an application form here.
About the RIAI Award
The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland would like to offer the services of an architect to work with local committees to create a vision for their town. For more details see www.riai.ie
The award will consist of an architectural commission. The commissioned architect will provide an analysis of the problems associated with the public realm as initially identified by the local Tidy Towns committee, in addition to generating ideas on how to address them. The commission will result in a report, which will be made publicly available, and a presentation to the local Tidy Towns committee as well as to the wider Tidy Town organisation.
The value of the award will be €5,000. The architectural commission will be awarded by the RIAI in accordance with criteria which will include relevant skills and proximity to the town or village