Recondition an Irish industrial archeological masterpiece into a meditation destination immersed in nature.
Register: JUL/31/2022, Submit: AUG/03/2022, Eligibility: Students, graduated, freelance architects, designers, artists; individually, teams (any number of members, which can be from different countries and universities; at least one member aged 18 to 35), Fee: 65 EUR (MAY/02 – JUN/05/2022), 85 EUR (JUN/06 – JUL/03/2022), 115 EUR (JUL/04 – JUL/31/2022); +22% VAT, Awards: 1st Prize: 8,000 EUR, 2nd Prize: 4,000 EUR, 3rd Prize: 2,000 EUR, 2 Gold: 500 EUR each, 10 Honorable Mentions, 30 Finalists
People often talk about it. Mass culture is steeped in its legends and landscapes. Yet, this time the Ireland we are about to describe is not the Ireland of Celts, moors, fairies or sprites. This story is about a dusty Ireland made of dirt and sweat, efforts and poverty. This is the Ireland of miners, men and women of brave heart that used to mine from the heart of the island the minerals feeding the furious 19th-century industry. This is a story of silent heroism, ordinary people, an extraordinary ordinariness attested by majestic ruins that are no less fascinating than the stark castles and mysterious abbeys depicting the best-known face of Romantic Ireland.