“Take back the City” Design Contest

Take Back the City Coalition has launched an international competition with a £10k prize for architects, planners and urban design consultants to submit a design to transform Belfast’s largest publicly owned site.

With the potential for 950 gentle density homes in the area of highest social housing need in Belfast, entrants are being encouraged to submit design concepts to help transform the 25 acre vacant site formerly occupied by Mackies, once one of West Belfast’s largest employers. Plans will be judged by a panel of local and international experts.

Marissa McMahon of the Take Back the City Coalition said, “Take Back the City is led by families in housing need …We want to build a sustainable city, without walls, where every child has a home.” The closing date for all submissions will be September 30 2022 with winners announced in October 2022.

For full competition brief and entry form, visit: www.takebackthecity.ie