The Dublin House Competition 17.10.09

DCC and now what ? hosted a one-day design competition in now what's exhibition space in Smithfield on 17.10.09...

17 teams of 3 participated. 

The competition was open to all - students, graduates and practitioners....

Each team was given a site on Dominick Street, which was taken from the old georgian grain of the street.

The teams had from 10am until 4pm

To propose a new solution for housing in the city

Based on the georgian precedent, and to allow incremental development in the city.

Each team had to construct a model at 1:200 of their proposal.

The models had to be designed to sit together on the site model of the street, so each had one party wall, with one side left open to view the section.

The teams also had to produce hand drawings for presentation.

And finish up by 4pm.

When they each presented to the judges: Ali Grehan (DCC), Ciaran MacNamara (DCC), Ryan Kennihan & Denis Byrne

who then deliberated....

And chose the winners...

GKMP - Michael Pike & Grace Keeley
Jamie Conway, Cormac Nolan and Elizabeth Gaynor.

with second prize to 
Gessica Cozi, Federico Scoponi and Luca Trufarelli

and special mentions to

Anna Cooke, David Healy, Ian Tracy and Lucy O'Reilley

Jo Flahive, Conchuir O hArgain and Ronan Murray

we'll post the winning projects on the blog tomorrow.....

(photos by Alice Clancy)