• Thursday , 14 November 2019

WIT Students Win Big in Sigginstown Competition


Margaux Duroussay, joint winner of the Sigginstown Castel Tower House Design Competition.

Third Year Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) students Adam Byrne and Margaux Duroussay have just been announced as joint winners of the Sigginstown Tower House Design Competition. The competition, which was open to all students of architecture throughout Ireland, sought proposals for the creative reuse of a medieval tower and early classical structure in a picturesque location near the Wexford coast at Carnsore Point.

The competition was judged by an international panel including Dublin architect John Begley, Connecticut-based architect Richard Swann, conservation consultant Catherine McLoughlin and France-based project manager Bena Stutchbury.  Competition sponsor and New York resident Elizabeth Jones was delighted at the outcome. ‘We were extremely impressed with both the quality of the presentations as well as the imaginative range of responses. I was surprised to see that students were capable of working at this level.’


Winning design by Alan Byrne for the Sigginstown Castle Tower House Design Competition.

As a bonus, another WIT student, Daniel Simon, received an honourable mention.

‘We’re absolutely delighted at the news,’ said Aleksandar Kostić, Head of the Department of Architecture at WIT. ‘We, of course, have great belief in our students, and it’s always nice to have their abilities validated by people from outside the college, and particularly by an international jury.’

The winners will receive their cash prize of 500 euros each at a special ceremony in Waterford.

By Garry Miley, 3rd Year Tutor.

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