Winning design competition to be Built: East
Dr Rachel O’Grady was part of the team that won the recent RSUA Flare Design Competition. The competition was for early career architects to design a temporary or semi-permanent structure which will draw attention to the enormously important role that architecture plays in the future success of Belfast.
Flare is defined as, “A blaze of light used especially to signal, illuminate, or attract attention” and as such the competetion aims to create a thing of beauty, intrigue and inspiration.
The initiative follows on from last year’s hugely successful multi-comfort pavilion design competition. The big difference this year is that the winning design will be fully developed and will become a physical landmark in 2018.
This competition was open to any architect either living or born on the island of Ireland who has been actively in work as an architect for less than 15 years. One of its key aims is to showcase the creative talents of our younger architects.