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Dublin: an open ideas competition to imagine energy

By Floriane Cappelletti on 20 February 2013

Imagine Energy is an open ideas competition to design a smart energy feature for Dublin’s city centre. In running the competition, the Dublin energy agency Codema and Dublin City Council (Ireland) were looking for a one-of-a-kind design to inform and educate citizens about renewable energy in a creative and innovative way.

Imagine Energy is part of the INTERREG IVB-funded Ace project. The competition was launched on 6th November 2012 by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí and 27 entries were received. This stage of the competition was a blank canvas so applicants were encouraged to be as imaginative as possible in creating their designs. The winning design must highlight the link between renewable energy supply and demand but creative mediums such as art, science, light or even sound could be used to communicate this.

Shortlisting has now taken place and the winning design will be publicy announced on Tuesday, 23rd April 2013. The winning individual or team of individuals will receive a commission of €18,000 to develop their design to tender-ready stage.

The second stage of the competition involves the fabrication and installation of the winning design. This will be tendered by Dublin City Council’s City Architect’s Division working with the design team. Total funding available for the fabrication and installation is €126,000. It is envisaged that the fabrication of the smart energy feature will commence sometime in spring 2014.

Although the feature will be a physical installation, it will also be complemented by a virtual component which will demonstrate the potential of renewable energy technologies.

Codema is the lead partner of Ace and Dublin City Council is a local partner with direct responsibility for this investment. As part of the project, €150,000 will be invested in the smart-energy feature and a further €250,000 will go towards the retrofitting of Kevin Street Library which will include a dedicated space for renewable energy information in Dublin.

For more information, visit www.aceforenergy.eu.

Dublin has been a member of Energy Cities since 1998.

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