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Shannonside communities encouraged to partner with architects as part of regeneration initiative

Nov 4, 2022 17:11 By Shannonside News
Shannonside communities encouraged to partner with architects as part of regeneration initiative Shannonside communities encouraged to partner with architects as part of regeneration initiative
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Bernadine Carroll of the Irish Architecture Foundation is leading the initiative and she's currently working on a design project with Cloontuskert village in Roscommon.

A national architectural organisation is calling on community groups and architects in the Shannonside region to partner together to develop projects for regenerating their town or village centres.

It's as part of a new initiative called 'Hometown Architect' which was announced earlier this week.

Five successful projects will be awarded €10,000 each, to put towards developing their proposal further.

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Bernadine Carroll of the Irish Architecture Foundation is leading the initiative, she's currently working on a design project with Cloontuskert village in Roscommon.

Proposal forms and more information on how to partner with an architect is available on architecturefoundation.ie

Speaking on Let's Talk earlier, Bernadine believes this is a real opportunity for communities to regenerate their spaces.

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"What we would be really interested in seeing is how people creatively reimagine what's already there. So at the moment we have architects who are dying to showcase how you can adaptively reuse the architecture that we have. The best buildings that we have are the ones that are already there. There's no point in knocking down something and rebuilding it when we can just look at what we have".

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